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Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Bill

MPs considered the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud bill at report stage and third reading in the time left at the end of the day's business on 9 November 2012.

The bill seeks to create an offence of unlawful subletting of social housing accommodation by tenants and empowers local authorities to bring prosecutions.

The Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Bill is a private members' bill sponsored by Conservative MP Richard Harrington.

MPs passed the bill at third reading and it will now move to the House of Lords for consideration. If made law, the bill would apply in England and Wales.

MPs then moved to begin the third reading of the Public Debt Management Bill, a private members' bill introduced by Conservative MP Ben Gummer.

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