Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill: Remaining stages

08 May 2018

MPs debated both the Report Stage and Third Reading of the Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday 8 May 2018.

Remaining stages

Both the Report Stage and Third Reading of the Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill took place on Tuesday 8 May 2018.

The debate was opened by the Shadow Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Melanie Onn. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Mrs Heather Wheeler, responded on behalf of the Government.

MPs voted against Amendment 2 to the Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill by 302 to 246 (Division 149). The Bill passed Third Reading without a division. The Bill now returns to the Lords.

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill

Summary of the Bill

This Bill contains measures to ensure that lifetime tenants of social homes who are victims of domestic abuse are granted a further lifetime tenancy where:

  • They either need to leave or have left their home to escape domestic abuse and are being re-housed by a local authority.
  • They are a joint tenant and wish to remain a tenant of their
    social home after the perpetrator has left or been removed and the local authority decides to grant them a further sole tenancy in their current home.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) 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 and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published the following briefing papers for the Bill:

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill: previous Commons stages

Public Bill Committee

The Committee stage is where detailed examination of the Bill takes place. Most Committees are able to take evidence from experts and interest groups outside Parliament.

The Public Bill Committee considered the Bill on 27 March 2018. The Committee reported the Bill to the House with no amendments.

Find out more about the Public Bill Committee:

Second Reading

The debate was opened by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Heather Wheeler. Melanie Onn responded on behalf of the Opposition.

The Bill passed Second Reading without a division and has been submitted to a Public Bill Committee.

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