MPs consider Lords amendments to Housing and Planning Bill

03 May 2016

MPs debated amendments made by the House of Lords to the Housing and Planning Bill on Tuesday 3 May 2016.

MPs disagreed to a number of the Lords Amendments.

The House of Commons has now sent its Reasons for disagreeing to the Lords Amendments to the House of Lords for their consideration.

Related information

Summary of the Bill

A Bill to make provision about housing, estate agents, rent charges, planning and compulsory purchase.

Progress of the Bill

This Government Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 13 October 2015. The Bill completed its stage in the House of Commons on 12 January 2016. 

The Bill then went to the House of Lords for consideration and this was completed on 27 April 2016.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers on the Housing and Planning Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

Lords Amendments

When a Bill has passed through third reading in both Houses it is returned to the first House (where it started) for the second House's amendments (proposals for change) to be considered.

Both Houses must agree on the exact wording of the Bill. There is no set time period between the third reading of a Bill and consideration of any Commons or Lords amendments.

What happens after consideration of amendments?

Once the Commons and Lords agree on the final version of the Bill, it can receive Royal Assent and become an Act of Parliament (the proposals of the Bill now become law).

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

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