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Holiday Caravan Sites (Wales) Bill

An Assembly Member Bill introduced by Darren Millar AM.  Darren Millar AM was successful in a legislative ballot held on 24 April 2013 and given leave to proceed with his Bill by the Assembly on 19 June 2013. The Business Committee remitted the Bill to the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee.


About the Bill


The key purposes of the Bill, on introduction, were to modernise the licensing regime for holiday caravan sites. It sought to give local authorities new duties and enforcement powers so they could ensure that holiday caravan sites are safe and well managed, and to robustly tackle breaches of licence conditions by a combination of statutory enforcement action and financial penalties to provide an effective deterrent. 


The Bill also sought to end the permanent residential use of holiday caravans by requiring caravan owners and long-term occupiers to demonstrate that their main residence is elsewhere, and by giving local authorities powers to deal with caravan occupiers who fail this test.


The Bill was intended to give owners and long-term occupiers a legal right to a written statement of the terms and conditions under which they occupy their pitch, and prescribe a number of implied terms that will apply to all holiday caravan agreements.


Current Stage


The Bill fell at the end of the Fourth Assembly as it was not passed before the end of the Assembly in which it was introduced (Standing Order 26.77).


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.




Bill introduced – 17 March 2014

Holiday Caravan Sites (Wales) Bill, as introduced (PDF 218KB)

Explanatory Memorandum (PDF 455KB)

Presiding Officer’s Statement: 17 March 2014 (PDF 115KB)

Business Committee’s Report on the timetable for consideration of the Bill: 17 March 2014 (PDF 40.4KB)

Plenary statement: Introduction of the Holiday Caravan Sites (Wales) Bill: 19 March 2014

Research Service Bill Summary (PDF 330KB)

Stage 1 - Committee consideration of general principles

Public Consultation. The Committee issued a call for evidence, which closed on 23 May 2014.

The Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

7 May 2014
5 June 2014
11 June 2014
25 June 2014
9 July 2014 (private)


Correspondence from the Member in Charge

29 May 2014 (PDF 232KB)

9 July 2014 (PDF 174KB)

Committee Stage 1 report (PDF 522KB)


The Bill fell at the end of the Fourth Assembly as it was not passed before the end of the Assembly in which it was introduced (Standing Order 26.77).




Business type: Bill

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

Status: Fallen

First published: 17/03/2014





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