Thursday, 20 October 2016

MPs Urged To Ensure Homelessness Bill Vote

MPs are being urged to attend a crucial debate on a bill to reduce homelessness, to prevent the legislation falling short of a vote. At least 90 MPs have pledged privately to attend the second reading of the Homelessness Reduction Bill on 28 October, but more are expected to sign up. Under parliamentary rules, a minimum of 100 MPs need to attend to bring the debate to a vote – a ‘closure motion’ – which would stop the bill being talked out by MPs opposed to the bill’s proposed new duties on councils. The bill would introduce a duty on councils to prevent homelessness for households who are 56 days away from losing their home. Read more on Inside Housing.

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