Renters (Reform) Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee am ar 14 Tachwedd 2023.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

[James Gray in the Chair]

Photo of James Gray James Gray Chair, Environmental Audit Sub-Committee on Polar Research, Chair, Environmental Audit Sub-Committee on Polar Research 9:25, 14 Tachwedd 2023

Welcome to you all. Our proceedings are now public. We have to go through some formalities; we will then invite members of the public into the Committee Room, so we will be truly in public at that stage.

First, let us go through a couple of technicalities. If you read something out from notes, it helps to let Hansard have your notes if at all possible. I am an old-fashioned Chairman and I treat Committees in precisely the same way in which Mr Speaker treats the main Chamber: the rules on wearing jackets and not drinking coffee, and all the other formalities, courtesies and everything else, apply here just as if we were in the main Chamber. I think some other Chairmen are a bit more informal and modern than I am, but one thing I am not is modern, so we will treat things traditionally.

Ordered,

That—

1. the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 14 November) meet—

(a) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 14 November;

(b) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 16 November;

(c) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 21 November;

(d) at 11:30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 23 November;

(e) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 28 November;

(f) at 11:30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 30 November;

(g) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 5 December;

2. the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following Table:

TABLE

Date

Time

Witness

Tuesday 14 November

Until no later than 10.10 am

Shelter; Citizens Advice; Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Tuesday 14 November

Until no later than 10.55 am

National Residential Landlords Association; Propertymark; The Lettings Industry Council

Tuesday 14 November

Until no later than 11.25 am

The Local Government Association; Housing Ombudsman Service

Tuesday 14 November

Until no later than 2.30 pm

Generation Rent; Renters’ Reform Coalition

Tuesday 14 November

Until no later than 2.45 pm

Crisis

Tuesday 14 November

Until no later than 3.00 pm

British Property Federation

Tuesday 14 November

Until no later than 3.15 pm

National Housing Federation

Tuesday 14 November

Until no later than 3.30 pm

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Tuesday 14 November

Until no later than 4.00 pm

Dr Julie Rugg, Reader in Social Policy, Centre for Housing Policy, University of York; Professor Ken Gibb, Professor in Housing Economics, University of Glasgow

Tuesday 14 November

Until no later than 4.30 pm

JUSTICE; Professor Christopher Hodges OBE, Emeritus Professor of Justice Systems, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

Tuesday 14 November

Until no later than 4.45 pm

Chartered Institute of Housing

Thursday 16 November

Until no later than 11.45 am

Country Land and Business Association

Thursday 16 November

Until no later than 12.00 noon

Grainger plc

Thursday 16 November

Until no later than 12.30 pm

The Law Society; The Law Centres Network

Thursday 16 November

Until no later than 12.45 pm

Advice for Renters

Thursday 16 November

Until no later than 1.00 pm

Advocats East Mids

Thursday 16 November

Until no later than 2.45 pm

Housing Law Practitioners Association; Giles Peaker, Anthony Gold Solicitors; Liz Davies KC, Garden Court Chambers

Thursday 16 November

Until no later than 3.00 pm

ACORN

Thursday 16 November

Until no later than 3.15 pm

The National Union of Students

Thursday 16 November

Until no later than 4.00 pm

The Nationwide Foundation; DASH Services; Safer Renting

Thursday 16 November

Until no later than 4.15 pm

National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team

3. proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 3; Schedule 1; Clauses 4 to 20; Schedule 2; Clauses 21 to 51; Clause 53; Clause 57; Clause 52; Schedule 3; Clauses 58 to 63; Clauses 54 to 56; Clauses 64 to 67; Schedule 4; Clauses 68 to 69; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

4. the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 5 December.—

Resolved,

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.—(Jacob Young.)

Resolved,

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.—(Jacob Young.)

Photo of James Gray James Gray Chair, Environmental Audit Sub-Committee on Polar Research, Chair, Environmental Audit Sub-Committee on Polar Research

Copies of written evidence that the Committee receives will be made available in the Committee Room and will be circulated by email to Committee members.

The Committee deliberated in private.