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Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 05/10/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - Stage 2 proceedings

Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Division, Welsh Government

Katie Wilson, Lawyer, Legal Services, Welsh Government

 

Documents relevant to Stage 2 proceedings are available on the Bill page.

 

The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee agreed on 21 September 2017, under Standing Order 26.21, that the order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings will be:

·         Sections 2 to 6

·         Schedule 1 (introduced by section 6)

·         Sections 7 to 12

·         Section 1 (Overview of the Bill)

·         Long title

Minutes:

2.1 In accordance with Standing Order 26.21, the Committee disposed of the following amendments to the Bill:

 

Amendment 21 (David Melding)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Gareth Bennett AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Sian Gwenllian AM

 

 

Bethan Jenkins AM         

 

 

Rhianon Passmore AM

 

 

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Joyce Watson AM

 

Amendment 21 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 22 (David Melding)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Gareth Bennett AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Sian Gwenllian AM

 

 

Bethan Jenkins AM         

 

 

Rhianon Passmore AM

 

 

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Joyce Watson AM

 

Amendment 22 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 2 (Carl Sargeant) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 3 (Carl Sargeant) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 4 (Carl Sargeant) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 31 (David Melding) was not moved.

 

Amendment 32 (David Melding) was not moved.

 

Amendment 23 (David Melding) was withdrawn in accordance with Standing Order 26.66(i).

 

Amendment 24 (David Melding)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Gareth Bennett AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Sian Gwenllian AM

 

 

Bethan Jenkins AM         

 

 

Rhianon Passmore AM

 

 

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Joyce Watson AM

 

Amendment 24 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 5A (David Melding) fell.

 

Amendment 5 (Carl Sargeant) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 25 (David Melding) fell.

 

Amendment 26 (David Melding) fell.

 

Amendment 33 (Bethan Jenkins)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Gareth Bennett AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Rhianon Passmore AM

 

Sian Gwenllian AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

Bethan Jenkins AM         

Joyce Watson AM

 

As the vote was tied, the Chair used his casting vote in the negative (in accordance with SO 6.20 (ii)). Therefore amendment 33 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 6 (Carl Sargeant) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 7 (Carl Sargeant) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 8 (Carl Sargeant) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 34 (Bethan Jenkins) was not moved.

 

Amendment 9 (Carl Sargeant) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 27 (David Melding)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Gareth Bennett AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Sian Gwenllian AM

 

 

Bethan Jenkins AM         

 

 

Rhianon Passmore AM

 

 

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Joyce Watson AM

 

Amendment 27 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 10 (Carl Sargeant) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 11 (Carl Sargeant) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 12 (Carl Sargeant) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 13 (Carl Sargeant) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 14 (Carl Sargeant) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 28 (David Melding) fell.

 

Amendment 29 (David Melding) fell.

 

Amendment 30 (David Melding)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Gareth Bennett AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Sian Gwenllian AM

 

 

Bethan Jenkins AM         

 

 

Rhianon Passmore AM

 

 

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Joyce Watson AM

 

Amendment 30 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 15 (Carl Sargeant) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 16 (David Melding) fell.

 

Amendment 17 (David Melding) fell.

 

Amendment 18 (David Melding) fell.

 

Amendment 1 (Carl Sargeant) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 19 (David Melding) fell.

 

Amendment 20 (David Melding) fell.


Meeting: 27/09/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children to the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.10.a The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children to the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 27/09/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children to the Chair of the Finance Committee in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.11.a The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children to the Chair of the Finance Committee in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 21/09/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1.a The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 21/09/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 8)

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - Order of Consideration - agreement in principle ahead of Stage 2 proceedings

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 Ahead of the Stage 1 debate on 5 October and the agreement of the general principles of the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill, the Committee agreed, in principle, to the following Order of Consideration for the purposes of Stage 2 proceedings in committee:

 

-     Sections 2 to 6

-     Schedule 1 (introduced by section 6)

-     Sections 7 to 12

-     Section 1 (Overview of the Bill)

-     Long title


Meeting: 21/09/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 2)

2 PTN8 - Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children - Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - 12 September 2017

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 18/07/2017 - Plenary (Item 8)

Debate: The General Principles of the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

NDM6367 Carl Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

Agrees to the general principles of the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.

The Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 13 March 2017.

The report by the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee on the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 7 July 2017.

Supporting Documents
Report of the Finance Committee
Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.57

Voting on the motion under this item was deferred until voting time.

NDM6367 Carl Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

Agrees to the general principles of the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.

A vote was taken on the motion:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

33

0

18

51

The motion was agreed.


Meeting: 18/07/2017 - Plenary (Item 9)

Debate: The Financial Resolution in respect of the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

NDM6368 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69 arising in consequence of the Bill.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 19.01

Voting on the motion under this item was deferred until voting time.

NDM6368 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69 arising in consequence of the Bill.

A vote was taken on the motion:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

33

0

18

51

The motion as was agreed.


Meeting: 29/06/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 7)

7 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1.a The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 26/06/2017 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children: Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-17-17 – Paper 6 – Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children: Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary.


Meeting: 26/06/2017 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 5)

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill: Draft Report

CLA(5)-17-17 – Paper 8 – Draft Report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and agreed the draft report.


Meeting: 21/06/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 6)

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill: consideration of draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered and agreed the draft report subject to minor changes.


Meeting: 21/06/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - 13 June 2017

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.2.a The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - 13 June 2017.


Meeting: 21/06/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - 9 June 2017

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1.a The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - 9 June 2017.


Meeting: 15/06/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 7)

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill: consideration of draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1. The Committee considered its draft report on the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 12/06/2017 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 8)

Draft Report: Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-15-17 – Paper 13 - Draft Report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the draft report.


Meeting: 12/06/2017 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Correspondence in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-15-17 – Paper 6 – Letter from the Chair to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Culture

CLA(5)-15-17 – Paper 7 – Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Culture

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence.


Meeting: 07/06/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 7)

7 Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill: Consideration of the draft report

Paper 3 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7. The Committee agreed the draft report.


Meeting: 07/06/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.4.a The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 07/06/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.5.a The Committee noted the letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 07/06/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5)

5 Notes of group discussions with tenants in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.3.a The Committee noted the notes of group discussions with tenants in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 25/05/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

2 Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill: evidence session 7 - Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

John G Rees, Bill Manager, Welsh Government

Katie Wilson, Lawyer, Welsh Government

 

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1.    The Committee received evidence from:

·       Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

·       John G Rees, Bill Manager, Welsh Government

·       Katie Wilson, Lawyer, Welsh Government

 

2.2 The Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children agreed to provide:

·       the number of properties likely to be affected by the proposed restrictions on newly-let dwellings, and

·       details of the consultation undertaken process undertaken for abolition that was carried out ahead of the Bill’s introduction.


Meeting: 25/05/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.3.a The Committee noted the letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 25/05/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5)

5 Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill: Consultation Pack

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 25/05/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5)

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill: consideration of key issues

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the key issues for the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill to inform its draft report and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children on matters raised during the session.


Meeting: 25/05/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from Wrexham County Borough Council in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.2.a The Committee noted the letter from Wrexham County Borough Council in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 11/05/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - evidence session 5

·         Jim McKirdle, Housing Policy Officer, Welsh Local Government Association

·         Shaun Couzens, Chief Housing Officer, Caerphilly County Borough Council

·         Simon Inkson, Head of Housing, Powys County Council

·         Robin Staines, Head of Housing, Public Protection and Care & Support, Carmarthenshire County Council

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·       Jim McKirdle, Housing Policy Officer, Welsh Local Government Association

·       Shaun Couzens, Chief Housing Officer, Caerphilly County Borough Council

·       Simon Inkson, Head of Housing, Powys County Council

·       Robin Staines, Head of Housing, Public Protection and Care & Support, Carmarthenshire County Council

 

3.2. Robin Staines, Carmarthenshire County Council, agreed to provide further details on the steps taken by the Council to consult with tenants and prospective tenants ahead of the suspension of Right to Buy, including the number of prospective tenants consulted and the number of responses received, and the issues raised by respondents.


Meeting: 11/05/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4)

4 Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - evidence session 6

·         Steve Clarke, Policy Advisor to Welsh Tenants

·         David Lloyd, Deputy Director, TPAS

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·       Steve Clarke, Policy Advisor to Welsh Tenants

·       David Lloyd, Deputy Director, TPAS


Meeting: 11/05/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

2 Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - evidence session 4

·         Matthew Dicks, Director, Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru

·         Matthew Kennedy, Policy & Public Affairs Manager (Wales), Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·       Matthew Dicks, Director, Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru

·       Matthew Kennedy, Policy & Public Affairs Manager (Wales), Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru

 

 


Meeting: 11/05/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5)

5 Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.2.a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 11/05/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 7)

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - consideration of evidence received under items 2, 3 and 4

Minutes:

7.1. The Committee discussed the evidence received under items 2, 3 and 4 and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children on matters raised.


Meeting: 03/05/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 5)

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 03/05/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 3)

3 Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill: Ministerial evidence session

Carl Sargeant AM – Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

John G Rees – Bill Manager, Welsh Government

Andrew Hobden – Economist, Welsh Government

Steve Palmer – Head of Housing Strategy, Welsh Government

 

 

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children; John G Rees, Bill Manager, Welsh Government; Andrew Hobden, Economist, Welsh Government; and

Steve Palmer, Head of Housing Strategy, Welsh Government on the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Right (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 03/05/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4)

4 Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.4.a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 03/05/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 6)

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - consideration of evidence received under items 2 and 3

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under items 2 and 3.


Meeting: 03/05/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - evidence session 3

·         Jennie Bibbings, Campaigns Manager, Shelter Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1       The Committee received evidence from Jennie Bibbings, Campaigns Manager, Shelter Cymru.

 

3.2     During the session Shelter Cymru agreed to provide the number of cases dealt with of privately renting homes that were formerly purchased under the right to buy.


Meeting: 03/05/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

2 Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - evidence session 2

·         Stuart Ropke, Chief Executive, Community Housing Cymru

·         Joe Logan, Chief Executive, Tai Calon

·         Ffrancon Williams, Chief Executive, Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd

·         Debbie Green, Chief Executive, Coastal Housing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Stuart Ropke, Chief Executive, Community Housing Cymru

·         Joe Logan, Chief Executive, Tai Calon

·         Ffrancon Williams, Chief Executive, Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd

·         Debbie Green, Chief Executive, Coastal Housing

 


Meeting: 03/04/2017 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children (Member in charge of the Bill)

John Rees – Bill Manager, Welsh Government

Katie Wilson – Lawyer, Welsh Government

 

CLA(5)-11-17 – Paper 1 - Policy intent for subordinate legislation to be made under the Bill

CLA(5)-11-17 - Research Service and Legal Services briefing

 

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill, as introduced (PDF, 106KB)

Explanatory Memorandum (PDF, 1.12MB)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee took evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, Carl Sargeant AM.


Meeting: 29/03/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 4)

4 Financial implications of the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Paper 2 - Financial Scrutiny of the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee considered the financial implications of the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill and agreed to invite the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in for further scrutiny.


Meeting: 29/03/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 6)

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill: consideration of evidence received under item 3

Minutes:

6.1. The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 3 and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary on matters raised during the session.


Meeting: 29/03/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4)

4 Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1.a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 29/03/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Abolition of Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - evidence session 1: Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

John G Rees, Bill Manager

Katie Wilson, Lawyer

 

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1. The Committee received evidence from:

·         Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

·         John G Rees, Bill Manager

·         Katie Wilson, Lawyer

 

2.2. During the session the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children agreed:

·         To provide the figures on any increase in social housing stock in local authority areas where the Right to Buy and Right to Acquire have been temporarily suspended under the Housing (Wales) Measure 2011;

·         To provide a note on the procedure and eligibility criteria for applications for temporary suspensions under the Housing (Wales) Measure 2011;

·         To provide a draft of the document containing information for tenants and prospective tenants required under section 8 of the Bill;

·         To clarify the purpose and intended effect of section 2 and 4 of the Bill.


Meeting: 15/03/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - consideration of approach to scrutiny

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1. The Committee discussed and agreed its approach to scrutiny for the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 15/03/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - technical briefing

·         John Howells, Director of Housing and Regeneration and SRO for the Bill, Welsh Government

·         Neil Buffin, Legal Services, Welsh Government

·         John Rees, Housing Policy Division and Bill Manager, Welsh Government

Minutes:

2.1. The Committee received a technical briefing from Welsh Government officials on the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 07/03/2017 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - Response from ELGC

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 178

Minutes:

Business Managers confirmed their in principle decision of 14 February to refer the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill to the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee for Stage 1 consideration, and agreed the deadline for the Stage 1 Committee to report by as 7 July 2017 and the deadline for the completion of Stage 2 Committee proceedings as 13 October 2017.


Meeting: 01/03/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 7)

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - consideration of timetable

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee agreed the timetable for the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 14/02/2017 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Abolition of the Right to Buy (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 184

Minutes:

Business Managers agreed in principle to refer the Abolition of the Right to Buy (Wales) Bill to the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (ELGC) for Stage 1 consideration.

 

Business Managers agreed to defer a decision on the Bill’s timetable until a future meeting to allow for consultation with the ELGC Committee.


 

 

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