LOBBY A LORD - House of Lords vote on squatting clause soon - GET INVOLVED
squattersactiongroup at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 11:43:39 GMT 2012
As you may know, the bill to criminalise squatting in residential
properties was rushed through the House of Commons and is already in the
House of Lords despite a 96% pro-squatting majority in the consultation.
Over the past few months Squash (Squatters Action for Secure Homes) has
been busy lobbying the Lords to oppose the squatting clause and have had
some successes. They have produced a briefing for Lords, and have contacted
as many sympathetic Lords as possible.
So far two amendments we support have been proposed by some Lords. The
first, would strike the clause entirely and the second states that any new
law only covers residential property left empty for less than 6 months.
There is a Lords committee to discuss the squatting clause on Wednesday
15th, and the final vote will happen in a months time.
We need your help now. If you would like to help lobby the Lords – please
email *info at squashcampaign.org* and you will be sent a template letter and
the details of a Lord for you to approach. And even better, if you already
happen to personally know a Lord, or someone who does, let us know
KEEP SQUATTING YOU CANT KILL THE SPIRIT !!
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