Conwy County Borough Council welcomes the opportunity to provide written evidence to the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee’s sub-committee in relation to the above Bill.

Conwy County Borough Council believes that the Bill in its current form deals adequately, along with the revised Regulatory Framework for housing associations, with the issues raised by the Office for National Statistics which resulted in such organisations being re-classified as public sector organisations.

Conwy County Borough Council has a severe shortage of affordable housing and therefore welcomes the intention of the Bill in removing any potential risks which would jeopardise development of much needed housing by our housing association partners.