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Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Bill

A Welsh Government Bill, introduced by Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children. The First Minister authorised Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration, as the new Member in Charge of the Bill, from 9 November 17. The Business Committee has remitted the Bill to the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee who established a sub-committee to scrutinise the Bill.

 

About the Bill

The purpose of the Bill is to amend or remove those powers which are deemed by the Office for National Statistics (“ONS”) to demonstrate central and local government control over Registered Social Landlords (RSLs).

 

These changes will enable the ONS to consider reclassifying RSLs as private sector organisations for the purpose of national accounts and other ONS economic statistics.

 

Further detail about the Bill can be found in its accompanying Explanatory Memorandum.

 

Current Stage

The Bill is currently at Stage 2. An explanation of the various stages of Assembly Bills is available in the Guide to the Stages of Public Bills and Acts.

 

Record of Passage in the National Assembly for Wales

The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Bill’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales.

Stage

Documents

Bill introduced: 16 October 2017

Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Bill, as introduced (PDF 120KB)

Explanatory Memorandum (PDF 1MB)

Llywydd’s statement on competence (PDF 95KB)

Business Committee’s Report on the timetable for consideration of the Bil (PDF 54KB)

Statement of Policy Intent (PDF 202KB)

Stage 1: Committee considerations of general principles

The External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee considered its approach to Stage 1 consideration on 9 October 2017

 

Committee dates

The Sub-Committee on the Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Bill considered the Bill on the following dates:

 

Date and Agenda

Purpose of

meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

24 October 2017

Oral Evidence Sessions

Transcript

View meeting

7 November 2017

Oral Evidence Sessions

Transcript

View meeting

21 November 2017

Oral Evidence Sessions

Transcript

View meeting

12 December 2017

 

(Private)

(Private)

 

The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

20 November 2017

Evidence from Rebecca Evans, Minister for Housing and Regeneration)

Transcript

View meeting

 

The  Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee laid its report on the Bill on 2 February 2018 [PDF, 612KB]

 

The Finance Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

25 October 2017

Consideration of Approach to Stage 1 Scrutiny (Private)

(Private)

(Private)

23 November 2017

Evidence from Rebecca Evans, Minister for Housing and Regeneration

Transcript

View meeting

Letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration to the Chair of the Finance Committee - 12 December 2017 (PDF 343 KB)

Technical note for the Finance Committee - 5 January 2018  (PDF 63 KB)

Finance Committee report - Financial implications of the Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Bill (PDF, 558KB)

External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee – Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Bill: Stage 1 Committee report (PDF, 626KB)

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Report on the Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Bill (PDF, 612KB)

Stage 1: Debate in Plenary on general principles

A debate took place in Plenary on 13 February 2018. The motion to agree the general principles of the Bill was agreed.

Financial Resolution

A Financial Resolution in relation to the Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Bill was agreed in Plenary on 13 February 2018.

Stage 2: Committee consideration of amendments

Stage 2 began on 14 February 2018. Details of tabled amendments will be published here.

 

Stage 2 consideration will take place in Committee on 12 March 2018. The deadline for tabling amendments is five working days before the date of the meeting at which they are due to be considered

Stage 3: Plenary consideration of amendments

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Stage 4: Passing of the Bill in Plenary

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Post-stage 4

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Contact information

Clerk: Rhys Morgan
Phone: 0300 200 6354

Postal address:

National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF99 1NA

Email: SeneddEAAL@Assembly.Wales

Business type: Bill

Status: For consideration

First published: 16/10/2017

Decision due: 26 Sep 2017 by Business Committee, External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee

Documents

Consultations

 

 

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