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Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) Regulations 2021 Lord Wolfson of Tredegar moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 8 January be approved. Then Lord Kennedy of Southwark moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Lord Wolfson of Tredegar, at end to insert “but that this House regrets that the Regulations only provide protection from eviction for residential tenancies until the end of 21 February, and regrets that the Regulations permit evictions for arrears that have built up since the start of the pandemic, and that a case is deemed to involve substantial rent arrears if the amount of unpaid arrears outstanding is at least equivalent to six months’ rent, which contravenes Her Majesty’s Government's commitment that nobody would lose their home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. After debate, the amendment was agreed to (see division 1). Then the original motion, as amended, was agreed to.

Tuesday 2 February 2021 between 13:26 and 14:52

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Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) Regulations 2021 Lord Wolfson of Tredegar moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 8 January be approved. Then Lord Kennedy of Southwark moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Lord Wolfson of Tredegar, at end to insert “but that this House regrets that the Regulations only provide protection from eviction for residential tenancies until the end of 21 February, and regrets that the Regulations permit evictions for arrears that have built up since the start of the pandemic, and that a case is deemed to involve substantial rent arrears if the amount of unpaid arrears outstanding is at least equivalent to six months’ rent, which contravenes Her Majesty’s Government's commitment that nobody would lose their home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. After debate, the amendment was agreed to (see division 1). Then the original motion, as amended, was agreed to.
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