Government accused of breaking promise to scrap no-fault evictions as bill now unlikely to pass

24 May 2024, 05:50 | Updated: 24 May 2024, 06:49

Plans to scrap no-fault evictions are among those which now might not become law
Plans to scrap no-fault evictions are among those which now might not become law. Picture: Getty

By Flaminia Luck

Ministers have been accused of breaking a manifesto commitment to abolish no-fault evictions.

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Its understood the government's plans to ban the practice will not become law before parliament is suspended this afternoon.

Government sources say there's not enough time to consider amendments to the bill.

Measures to exonerate victims of the Post Office scandal and to compensate infected blood victims are expected to pass.

The bill is no longer expected to pass
The bill is no longer expected to pass. Picture: Alamy

Today is the last day MPs can debate bills in the House of Commons, before Parliament is suspended.

The government says it's important legislation, and is negotiating whether or not it'll get through.

It is expected that bills to exonerate victims of the post office scandal, and to compensate people infected with contaminated blood, will pass.

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Tom Darling is campaign manager for the Renters Reform Coalition.

He said to now have it "dropped at the eleventh hour is scandalous".

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