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Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

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Meeting: 09/02/2022 - Local Government and Housing Committee (Item 8)

8 Update on the implementation of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1. The Committee received an update on the implementation of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016.


Meeting: 17/11/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 8.)

Stage 4 of the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill

NDM5882 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.47:

Approves the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill

Supporting Documents
Renting Homes (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum

 

Decision:

The item started at 15.38

Voting on the motion under this item was deferred until Voting Time.

NDM5882 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.47:

Approves the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill

The result was as follows:

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0

12

52

The motion was agreed.


Meeting: 10/11/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 5.)

Debate on Stage 3 of The Renting Homes (Wales) Bill

The amendments will be disposed of in the order that the sections and schedules to which they relate were set out in the motion under Standing Order 26.36 as agreed by the Assembly on 3 November 2015.

The amendments have been grouped for the purposes of debate and the groupings will be debated as follows:

1. Contract-holders aged 16 and 17

82, 103, 114, 128, 129, 130, 131, 145

2. Resolution of Disputes

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 49, 50, 52, 54, 74, 208, 76, 77, 78, 212

3. Modification and variation of occupation contracts

83, 167, 84, 168, 189, 51, 105, 53, 109, 204, 112, 205, 209, 80, 210, 211

4. Termination of occupation contracts

85, 86, 107, 108, 111, 60, 61, 115, 62, 118, 119, 120, 121, 63, 64, 122, 124, 125, 135, 154, 155, 136, 137, 138,

5. Rent increases

169, 187

6. Provision of information by landlord

87, 8, 88, 89, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 190, 191, 96, 29, 192 ,30, 31, 32, 33, 97, 116, 123, 72, 73, 75, 159

7. Model written statement of contract

170, 79

8. Technical and drafting corrections

90, 117, 126, 148, 156, 163, 164

9. Right to occupy without interference

193, 194

10. Anti-social behaviour and other prohibited conduct

171, 172, 173, 34, 174, 195, 98, 175, 181, 182, 206, 183, 184

11. Sub-occupation contracts

99, 100, 101, 102

12. Landlord’s consent

196, 197

13. Condition of dwelling

46, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 104, 47, 203, 48, 81

14. Joint contract holders: withdrawal

106, 55, 56, 57

15. Supported standard contracts

58, 176, 113, 59, 177, 178, 179, 180

16. Retaliatory eviction

65, 185, 66, 127, 67, 207, 132

17. Abandonment

68, 69, 70, 71

18. Letting agent fees

186, 188

19. Deposit schemes

133, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153

20. Conversion of tenancies and licences

134, 157, 158, 160, 161, 162, 165, 166

21. Exceptions to section 7 (tenancies and licences that are not occupation contracts)

139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 146, 213, 147

22. Exceptions to section 7: Periodic Probationary Contracts

214, 215

Supporting Documents

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum
Marshalled List of Amendments
Grouping of Amendments

Decision:

The item started at 14.28

The amendments will be disposed of in the order that the sections and schedules to which they relate were set out in the motion under Standing Order 26.36 as agreed by the Assembly on 3 November 2015.

Amendment 82 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

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9

27

53

Amendment 1 was not agreed

A vote was taken on Amendments 2, 3, 4 5, 6 and 7 en bloc:

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16

10

27

53

Amendments 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 were not agreed.

Amendment 83 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

As amendment 83 was agreed, amendment 167 fell

Amendment 84 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

As amendment 84 was agreed, amendment 168 fell

A vote was taken on Amendment 85:

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40

12

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52

Amendment 85 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 86:

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40

12

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52

Amendment 86 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 189:

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16

0

36

52

Amendment 189 was not agreed

A vote was taken on Amendment 169:

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14

11

27

52

Amendment 169 was not agreed

A vote was taken on Amendment 87:

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41

12

0

53

Amendment 87 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 8:

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26

0

27

53

Amendment 8 was not agreed

Amendment 88 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 170 was not moved.

A vote was taken on Amendments 9, 10 and 11 en bloc:

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16

9

27

51

Amendments 9, 10 and 11 were not agreed.

Amendment 89 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 12:

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16

9

27

52

Amendment 12 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 90:

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41

0

12

53

Amendment 90 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 91:

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41

12

0

53

Amendment 91 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendments 13, 14, 15 and 16 en bloc:

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17

8

27

52

Amendments 13, 14, 15 and 16 were not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 92:

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40

12

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52

Amendment 92 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 17:

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16

10

27

53

Amendment 17 was not agreed.

Amendment 93 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 18:

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16

10

27

53

Amendment 18 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 94:

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41

12

0

53

Amendment 94 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendments 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 en bloc:

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16

10

27

53

Amendments 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 were not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 95:

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41

12

0

53

Amendment 95 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 en bloc:

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16

9

28

53

Amendments 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 were not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 190:

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12

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41

53

Amendment 190 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 191:

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12

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41

53

Amendment 191 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 96:

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41

12

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53

Amendment 96 was agreed.

As amendment 96 was agreed, amendments 29 and 192 fell

A vote was taken on Amendment 30:

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16

9

28

53

Amendment 30 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 31:

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15

9

28

52

Amendment 31 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 32:

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14

10

28

52

Amendment 32 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 33:

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16

10

27

53

Amendment 33 was not agreed.

Amendment 97 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 193:

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16

10

27

53

Amendment 193 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 194:

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16

10

27

53

Amendment 194 was not agreed

A vote was taken on Amendment 171:

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27

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28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 172:

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27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 173:

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27

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28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 34:

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27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 174:

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27

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28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 195:

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23

0

31

54

Amendment 195 was not agreed.

Amendment 98 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 175:

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27

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28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendment 99 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendments 100, 101 and 102 were disposed of en bloc and were agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 103 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 35, 36 and 37 en bloc:

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16

11

27

54

Amendments 35, 36 and 37 were not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 196:

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12

0

42

54

Amendment 196 was not agreed.

Amendment 197 was withdrawn in accordance with Standing Order 12.27.

A vote was taken on Amendment 38, 39, 40 and 41 en bloc:

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16

11

27

54

Amendments 38, 39, 40 and 41 were not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 42:

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16

11

27

54

Amendment 42 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 43, 44 and 45 en bloc:

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16

11

27

54

Amendments 43, 44 and 45 were not agreed.

At 16.02, proceedings were suspended for 15 minutes. The bell was rung 5 minutes before reconvening for Stage 3 proceedings on the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill.

A vote was taken on Amendment 46:

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27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 198:

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27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 199:

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15

10

28

53

Amendment 199 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 200:

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16

11

27

54

Amendment 200 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 201:

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16

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27

54

Amendment 201 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 202:

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15

11

27

53

Amendment 202 was not agreed.

Amendment 104 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

As amendment 104 was agreed, amendment 47 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendment 203:

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16

11

27

54

Amendment 203 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 48:

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27

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28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 49:

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27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 50:

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27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 51:

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27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 52:

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27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 105:

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42

12

0

54

Amendment 105 was agreed.

Amendment 106 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 53:

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27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 54:

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16

11

27

54

Amendment 54 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 107:

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42

12

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54

Amendment 107 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 108:

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42

12

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54

Amendment 108 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 109:

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42

12

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54

Amendment 109 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 204:

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16

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38

54

Amendment 204 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 55:

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27

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28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 56:

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16

11

27

54

Amendment 56 was not agreed.

Amendment 57 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 111:

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42

12

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54

Amendment 111 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 112:

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42

12

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54

Amendment 112 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 205:

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16

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38

54

Amendment 205 was not agreed.

As amendment 205 was not agreed, amendment 211 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendment 58:

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15

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39

54

Amendment 58 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 176:

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27

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28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendment 113 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

As Amendment 113 was agreed, Amendment 59 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendment 177:

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27

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28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 178:

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26

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27

53

Amendment 178 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 179:

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27

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28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 180:

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27

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28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 60:

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27

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28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendment 114 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 181:

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27

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28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

As amendment 181 was not agreed, amendment 182 fell.

Amendment 61 was not moved.

A vote was taken on Amendment 115:

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42

11

1

54

Amendment 115 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 116:

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42

12

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54

Amendment 116 was agreed.

Amendment 117 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 62 was not moved.

A vote was taken on Amendment 118:

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42

12

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54

Amendment 118 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 119:

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42

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54

Amendment 119 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 120:

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42

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Amendment 120 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 121:

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42

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Amendment 121 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 63:

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27

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28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 64:

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27

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28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 122:

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42

12

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54

Amendment 122 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 123:

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42

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54

Amendment 123 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 124:

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42

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54

Amendment 124 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 125:

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42

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54

Amendment 125 was agreed.

As amendment 181 was not agreed, amendment 182 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendment 206:

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16

11

27

54

Amendment 206 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 183:

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26

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28

54

Amendment 183 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 184:

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27

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28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 65:

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16

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38

54

Amendment 65 was not agreed.

Amendment 126 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 185:

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27

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28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 66:

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27

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28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendment 127 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 67:

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15

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39

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Amendment 67 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 207:

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27

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28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 68:

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16

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38

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Amendment 68 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 69:

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16

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38

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Amendment 69 was not agreed

A vote was taken on Amendment 70:

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27

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28

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As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 71:

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27

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55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendments 128, 129, 130 and 131 were disposed of en bloc and were agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 72:

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27

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28

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As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 186:

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27

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28

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As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 73:

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27

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As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 75:

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27

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28

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As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 74:

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27

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As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 187:

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15

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Amendment 187 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 208:

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As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 76:

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As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

As amendment 76 was not agreed, amendments 77 and 78 fell.

As amendment 189 as not agreed, amendment 209 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendment 80:

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27

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As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 79:

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27

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As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendment 132 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 81:

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27

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As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

As amendment 204 was not agreed, amendment 210 fell.

As amendment 205 was not agreed, amendment 211 fell.

As amendment 186 was not agreed, amendment 188 fell.

As amendment 208 was not agreed, amendment 212 fell.

 

Amendment 133 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 134 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 135 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 139 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendments 140, 141, 142, 143 and 144 were disposed of en bloc and were agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 145 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 146 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 213:

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27

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28

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As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 214:

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Amendment 214 was not agreed.

Amendment 147 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 215:

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4

27

54

Amendment 215 was not agreed.

Amendment 148 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendments 149, 150, 151, 152 and 153 were disposed of en bloc and were agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 154 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 155 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 156 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 157 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 158 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 159 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

The Presiding Officer proposed that amendments 160, 161 and 162 were disposed of en bloc. A Member objected, therefore the amendments were disposed of individually.

Amendment 160 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 161:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

42

12

0

54

Amendment 161 was agreed.

Amendment 162 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 163 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 164 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 165 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 166 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendments 136, 137 and 138 en bloc:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

46

7

0

53

Amendments 136, 137 and 138 were agreed.

All sections and schedules of the Bill were deemed agreed, concluding Stage 3 proceedings.

 


Meeting: 03/11/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 8.)

Order of consideration of amendments for the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill

NDM5859 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.36:

Agrees to dispose of sections and schedules to the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill at Stage 3 in the following order:

a)         sections 7 to 29,

b)         sections 31 to 88,

c)         sections 90 to 101,

d)         sections 103 to 119,

e)         sections 121 to 131,

f)          sections 133 to 146,

g)         sections 148 to 257,

h)        Schedules 2 to 11,

i)          section 30,

j)          section 89,

k)         section 102,

l)          section 120,

m)        section 132,

n)        section 147,

o)         sections 1 to 4,

p)         Schedule 1,

q)         sections 5 to 6,

r)          long title

 

Decision:

The item started at 16.59

NDM5859 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.36:

Agrees to dispose of sections and schedules to the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill at Stage 3 in the following order:

a)         sections 7 to 29,

b)         sections 31 to 88,

c)         sections 90 to 101,

d)         sections 103 to 119,

e)         sections 121 to 131,

f)          sections 133 to 146,

g)         sections 148 to 257,

h)        Schedules 2 to 11,

i)          section 30,

j)          section 89,

k)         section 102,

l)          section 120,

m)        section 132,

n)        section 147,

o)         sections 1 to 4,

p)         Schedule 1,

q)         sections 5 to 6,

r)          long title

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 08/10/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: Stage 2 - consideration of amendments

In accordance with Standing Order 26.21 the Committee will dispose of amendments to the Bill in the following order:

 

Sections 7 to 29, sections 31 to 88, sections 90 to 101, sections 103 to 119, sections 121 to 131, sections 133 to 145, sections 147 to 255, Schedules 2 to 11, section 30, section 89, section 102, section 120, section 132, section 146, sections 1 to 4, Schedule 1, sections 5 to 6, and Long title.

 

Supporting documents:

Marshalled List of Amendments, 8 October 2015

Groupings of Amendments, 8 October 2015

 

In attendance:

Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty

 

Minutes:

2.1 Alun Davies declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

·         He is a private landlord.

 

2.2 Rhodri Glyn Thomas declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

·         He is a tenant in the private rented sector.

 

2.3 Peter Black declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

·         He is a Member of the City and County of Swansea.

 

2.4 Janet Finch-Saunders declared the following relevant interests under Standing Order 17.24A:

·         She is a private landlord and a tenant in the private rented sector.

 

2.5 Mark Isherwood declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

·         He is a tenant in the private rented sector.

 

2.6 Lesley Griffiths declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

·         She is a tenant in the private rented sector.

 

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

 

Amendment 136 (Peter Black)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

 

Jocelyn Davies

Alun Davies

 

Janet Finch-Saunders

John Griffiths

 

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Mike Hedges

 

Mark Isherwood

Gwyn Price

 

As the vote was tied, the Chair used her casting vote in the negative (in accordance with SO 6.20 (ii)).  Therefore amendment 136 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 137 (Peter Black)

 In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

 

Jocelyn Davies

Alun Davies

 

Janet Finch-Saunders

John Griffiths

 

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Mike Hedges

 

Mark Isherwood

Gwyn Price

 

As the vote was tied, the Chair used her casting vote in the negative (in accordance with SO 6.20 (ii)).  Therefore amendment 137 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 138 (Peter Black) was not moved.

 

Amendment 186 (Mark Isherwood)

 In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

 

Jocelyn Davies

Alun Davies

 

Janet Finch-Saunders

John Griffiths

 

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Mike Hedges

 

Mark Isherwood

Gwyn Price

 

As the vote was tied, the Chair used her casting vote in the negative (in accordance with SO 6.20 (ii)).  Therefore amendment 186 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 187 (Mark Isherwood)

 In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

 

Janet Finch-Saunders

Alun Davies

 

Mark Isherwood

Jocelyn Davies

 

 

John Griffiths

 

 

Mike Hedges

 

 

Gwyn Price

 

 

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

 

Amendment 187 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 28 (Lesley Griffiths) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 139 (Peter Black)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

 

Jocelyn Davies

Alun Davies

 

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Janet Finch-Saunders

 

 

John Griffiths

 

 

Mike Hedges

 

 

Mark Isherwood

 

 

Gwyn Price

 

Amendment 139 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 49 (Jocelyn Davies) was not moved.

 

Amendment 29 (Lesley Griffiths) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 50 (Jocelyn Davies) was not moved.

 

Amendment 51 (Jocelyn Davies) was not moved.

 

Amendment 52 (Jocelyn Davies) was not moved.

 

Amendment 53 (Jocelyn Davies) was not moved.

 

Amendment 140 (Peter Black)

 In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

 

Jocelyn Davies

Alun Davies

 

Janet Finch-Saunders

John Griffiths

 

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Mike Hedges

 

Mark Isherwood

Gwyn Price

 

As the vote was tied, the Chair used her casting vote in the negative (in accordance with SO 6.20 (ii)).  Therefore amendment 140 was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2


Meeting: 30/09/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill - consideration of amendments

In accordance with Standing Order 26.21 the Committee will dispose of amendments to the Bill in the following order:

 

Sections 7 to 29, sections 31 to 88, sections 90 to 101, sections 103 to 119, sections 121 to 131, sections 133 to 145, sections 147 to 255, Schedules 2 to 11, section 30, section 89, section 102, section 120, section 132, section 146, sections 1 to 4, Schedule 1, sections 5 to 6, and Long title.

 

Supporting documents:

Marshalled List of Amendments, 30 September 2015

Groupings of Amendments, 30 September 2015

 

In attendance:

Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty

Minutes:

2.1 Sandy Mewies was present for part of the item in place of Alun Davies.

 

2.2 Alun Davies declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

·         He is a private landlord.

 

2.3 Rhodri Glyn Thomas declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

·         He is a tenant in the private rented sector.

 

2.4 Peter Black declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

·         He is a Member of the City and County of Swansea.

 

2.5 Janet Finch-Saunders declared the following relevant interests under Standing Order 17.24A:

·         She is a private landlord and a tenant in the private rented sector.

 

2.6 Lesley Griffiths declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

·         She is a tenant in the private rented sector.

 

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

 

Amendment 1 (Lesley Griffiths) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 82 (Peter Black)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

 

Jocelyn Davies

Alun Davies

 

Janet Finch-Saunders

Mike Hedges

 

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

John Griffiths

 

Mark Isherwood

Gwyn Price

 

As the vote was tied, the Chair used her casting vote in the negative (in accordance with SO 6.20 (ii)).  Therefore amendment 82 was not agreed.

 

Amendments 83 to 88 (Peter Black)

 In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

 

Jocelyn Davies

Alun Davies

 

Janet Finch-Saunders

Mike Hedges

 

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

John Griffiths

 

Mark Isherwood

Gwyn Price

 

As the vote was tied, the Chair used her casting vote in the negative (in accordance with SO 6.20 (ii)).  Therefore amendments 83 to 88 were not agreed.

 

Amendment 2 (Lesley Griffiths) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 44 (Jocelyn Davies) was withdrawn in accordance with Standing Order 26.66(i).

 

Amendment 45 (Jocelyn Davies) was not moved.

 

Amendment 60 (Lesley Griffiths) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 46 (Jocelyn Davies)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

Janet Finch-Saunders

Jocelyn Davies

Alun Davies

Mark Isherwood

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Mike Hedges

 

 

John Griffiths

 

 

Gwyn Price

 

Amendment 46 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 47 (Jocelyn Davies) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 89 (Peter Black)

 In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

 

Jocelyn Davies

Alun Davies

 

Janet Finch-Saunders

Mike Hedges

 

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

John Griffiths

 

Mark Isherwood

Gwyn Price

 

As the vote was tied, the Chair used her casting vote in the negative (in accordance with SO 6.20 (ii)).  Therefore amendment 89 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 48 (Jocelyn Davies) was not moved.

 

Amendments 90 to 98 (Peter Black)

 In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

 

Jocelyn Davies

Alun Davies

 

Janet Finch-Saunders

Mike Hedges

 

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

John Griffiths

 

Mark Isherwood

Gwyn Price

 

As the vote was tied, the Chair used her casting vote in the negative (in accordance with SO 6.20 (ii)).  Therefore amendments 90 to 98 were not agreed.

 

Amendment 61 (Lesley Griffiths) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendments 99 to 107 (Peter Black)

 In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2


Meeting: 08/07/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed and agreed the order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings for the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: sections 7 to 29, sections 31 to 88, sections 90 to 101, sections 103 to 119, sections 121 to 131, sections 133 to 145, sections 147 to 255, Schedules 2 to 11, section 30, section 89, section 102, section 120, section 132, section 146, sections 1 to 4, Schedule 1, sections 5 to 6, Long title.

 


Meeting: 07/07/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 13.)

Debate on the Financial resolution of the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill

NDM5809 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

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

 

Decision:

The item started at 18.20

NDM5809 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)


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

 

Voting on the motion under this item was deferred until Voting Time.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

34

9

5

53

The motion was agreed.

 


Meeting: 07/07/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 12.)

Debate on the General Principles of the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill

NDM5808 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

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

Agrees to the general principles of the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill.

The Renting Homes (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 9 February 2015.

The report of the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee on the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 26 June 2015.

Supporting Documents
Renting Homes (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum
Report of the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee
Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee
Letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee to the Chair of the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee

 

 

Decision:

The item started at 17.30

 

NDM5808 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

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

 

Agrees to the general principles of the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 18/06/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 8)

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: consideration of final report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee discussed and agreed the report, subject to minor amendments.


Meeting: 10/06/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: consideration of draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the draft report.


Meeting: 08/06/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Draft Report on the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill

CLA(4)-15-15 – Paper 8 – Draft Report

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 21/05/2015 - Finance Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

7 Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: Consideration of the Committee's response

Paper 3 – Draft letter

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee agreed the draft letter.


Meeting: 20/05/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: discussion of evidence received in sessions 10 and 11 and consideration of main themes

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received during the morning’s session and also considered the main themes that have arisen during scrutiny of the Bill.


Meeting: 20/05/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 11 - Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty

Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty

Simon White, Bill Manager, Welsh Government

Neil Buffin, Senior Lawyer, Legal Services, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty

·         Simon White, Bill Manager, Welsh Government

·         Neil Buffin, Senior Lawyer, Legal Services, Welsh Government

3.2 The Committee would like to understand the underlying assumptions on which the calculations for the figures in the Regulatory Impact Assessment are based. The Minister agreed to share this information. 


Meeting: 20/05/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 10 - Housing Law Practitioners Association

Justin Bates, Housing Law Pracitioners Association

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Justin Bates, Housing Law Practitioners Association 


Meeting: 14/05/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: discussion of evidence received in sessions 7 and 8

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received in sessions 7 and 8.


Meeting: 14/05/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 9)

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: discussion of evidence received in session 9

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received in session 9.


Meeting: 14/05/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 9 - Citizens Advice Cymru and Shelter Cymru

Elle McNeil, Citizens Advice Cymru

Jennie Bibbings, Shelter Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Elle McNeil, Citizens Advice Cymru

·         Jennie Bibbings, Shelter Cymru

6.2 Ms Bibbings agreed to consult casework and provide the Committee with additional information regarding anti-social behaviour being used as a ground for eviction.


Meeting: 14/05/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 8 - Association of Residential Letting Agents and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

David Cox, Association of Residential Letting Agents

Tom Jones, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         David Cox, Association of Residential Letting Agents

·         Tom Jones, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors


Meeting: 14/05/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 7 - Country Land and Business Association, Guild of Residential Landlords, National Landlords Association, Residential Landlords Association

Karen Anthony, Country Land and Business Association

Adrian Thompson, Guild of Residential Landlords

Lee Cecil, National Landlords Association

Douglas Haig, Residential Landlords Association

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Karen Anthony, Country Land and Business Association

·         Adrian Thompson, Guild of Residential Landlords

·         Lee Cecil, National Landlords Association

·         Douglas Haig, Residential Landlords Association

 

2.2 Mr Haig agreed to provide the Committee with additional information regarding:

·         the Residential Landlords Associations views on the wider enforcement issues that relate to the Renting Homes Bill.

·         rent increases and rent control, and also agreed to share with the Committee a related report by Professor Michael Ball.

 

2.3 Mr Cecil agreed to provide the Committee with additional information regarding the National Landlords Associations views on the wider enforcement issues that relate to the Renting Homes Bill.


Meeting: 11/05/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Evidence in relation to the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill

(Indicative time 1.30pm)

 

Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty

Simon White, Welsh Government

Neil Buffin, Welsh Government

 

CLA(4)-12-05 – Paper 1 – Statement of Policy Intent

CLA(4)-12-15 – Research Service Briefing

CLA(4)-12-15 – Legal Advice Note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence in relation to the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill from Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty.


Meeting: 11/05/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Discussion of Oral Evidence


Meeting: 06/05/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: discussion of evidence received in sessions 4, 5 and 6

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the evidence.


Meeting: 06/05/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 6 - Residential Property Tribunal Wales

Andrew Morris, Residential Property Tribunal Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Andrew Morris, Residential Property Tribunal Wales

 

 

 


Meeting: 06/05/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 5 - Cymorth Cymru and Tai Pawb

Sam Austin, Cymorth Cymru

Emma Reeves-McAll, Equality and Diversity Officer, Tai Pawb

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Sam Austin, Cymorth Cymru

·         Emma Reeves-McAll, Equality and Diversity Officer, Tai Pawb

 

3.2 Cymorth Cymru agreed to provide the Committee with some further information, as follows:

•        the views of your members on the provisions in the Bill relating to the need for the condition of the dwelling to be fit for human habitation.

              the views of your members on what could be included in an equivalent.

 

3.3 Tai Pawb agreed to provide the Committee with some further information, as follows:

•        the views of your members on what could be included in an equivalent to the Welsh housing quality standard for the private rented sector.

 

 


Meeting: 06/05/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 4 - Chartered Institute of Housing, Community Housing Cymru, Welsh Local Government Association

Helen Northmore, Director, Chartered Institute of Housing

Stuart Ropke, Community Housing Cymru

Lyn Hambridge, Head of Housing at Pembrokeshire County Council, Welsh Local Government Association

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Helen Northmore, Director, Chartered Institute of Housing

·         Stuart Ropke, Community Housing Cymru

·         Lyn Hambridge, Head of Housing at Pembrokeshire County Council, Welsh Local Government Association

 

2.2 Community Housing Cymru agreed to provide the Committee with some further information, as follows:

 

• the number of 16-17 year olds currently entering into occupation contracts in the social housing sector.

• the impact of welfare reform on serious rent arrears and the implications of removing Ground 8 for housing associations.

 

2.3 The Welsh Local Government Association agreed to provide the Committee with some further information, as follows:

• the provision of a statutory needs assessment for all 16-17 year olds before entering into an occupation contract.

 


Meeting: 30/04/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: discussion of evidence received in sessions 2 and 3

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received in sessions 2 and 3.


Meeting: 30/04/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 3 - Let Down in Wales, National Union of Students Wales, Welsh Tenants

Liz Silversmith, Let Down in Wales

Steve Clark, Welsh Tenants

Beth Button, President, NUS Wales

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Liz Silversmith, Let Down in Wales

·         Steve Clark, Welsh Tenants

·         Beth Button, President, NUS Wales

 


Meeting: 30/04/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 2 - Law Society

Jane Plant, Chair of the Housing Law Committee, Law Society

Rhiannon Price, member of the Housing Law Committee, Law Society

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Jane Plant, Chair of the Housing Law Committee, Law Society

·         Rhiannon Price, member of the Housing Law Committee, Law Society

 

·         The Law Society agreed to provide additional information on the feasibility of expanding the Residential Property Tribunal in Wales to settle disputes that arise under the Bill, rather than relying on the courts.

 


Meeting: 23/04/2015 - Finance Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: Evidence Session 1

Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty

Simon White, Bill Manager

Ceri Breeze, Deputy Director, Housing Policy

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1     The Committee took evidence from the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty on the financial implication of the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill.

 

3.2     The Chair agreed to write to the write to the Chair of the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee.


Meeting: 22/04/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: consultation responses

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 22/04/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: discussion of evidence received in session 1

Minutes:

5. The Committee discussed the evidence received from the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty and her officials.


Meeting: 22/04/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 1 - Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty

Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty

Simon White, Bill Manager, Welsh Government

Neil Buffin, Senior Lawyer, Legal Services, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, and her officials.

 

2.2 The Minister agreed to write to the Committee with:

·         an explanation of how the definition of ‘carer’ contained within the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill differs to the definition used in the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, and the reasons for these differences; and

·         details of any evidence relating to the number of retaliatory eviction claims in Wales.

 


Meeting: 18/03/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: stakeholder event

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee held a stakeholder event and had discussions with tenants about the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill proposals.


Meeting: 18/03/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: consideration of the appointment of an expert adviser

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1  The Committee agreed to appoint Dr David Smith from Anthony Gold solicitors as an expert adviser to assist with Stage 1 consideration of the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 04/03/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: further consideration of approach to scrutiny

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee agreed to appoint an expert adviser for the purpose of supporting the scrutiny of the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill and agreed to consider a list of candidates at the next meeting.


Meeting: 25/02/2015 - Finance Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Initial Consideration of Renting Homes (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1     The Committee considered the financial implications of the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 11/02/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: Consideration of the Committee's approach to scrutiny

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1  The Committee discussed and agreed the approach to scrutiny.


Meeting: 11/02/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill: Technical briefing on Bill

Neil Buffin – Senior Lawyer, Welsh Government

Neil Martin – Senior Legislative Counsel, Welsh Government

Simon White – Bill Manager, Welsh Government

 

 

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received a technical briefing from Welsh Government officials.