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Housing & Planning bill moves to the Lords

The Government’s flagship Housing and Planning bill has completed its passage through the Commons unscathed. No opposition amendments were successful during the legislation’s report and third reading stages. The bill will now be scrutinised by the Lords.


The bill made history as the first to be considered under the new procedure whereby measures affecting just England are voted on only by English MPs.


Planning minister Brandon Lewis called the legislation “an historic bill in many ways. It will put homeownership within the grasp of generations that have only dreamed for many years that it could be possible. It will deliver a planning system that is the envy of the world. It will get Britain building again.”