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Holiday Caravan Sites (Wales) Bill: consultation

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the general principles of the Holiday Caravan Sites (Wales) Bill.


The terms of reference for the inquiry are:

To consider—

  • the general principles of the Holiday Caravan Sites (Wales) Bill and the need for legislation to modernise the regulatory framework for holiday caravan sites in Wales,
  • the Parts of the Bill, namely:

-     Licensing (Part 2);

-     Residence test (Part 3);

-     Holiday caravan agreements (Part 4);

-     Protection from harassment (Part 5);

-     Supplement and General (Part 6),

·         any potential barriers to the implementation of the Bill’s provisions and whether the Bill takes account of them,

  • whether there are any unintended consequences arising from the Bill,
  • the financial implications of the Bill (as set out in Part 2 of the Explanatory Memorandum, the ‘Regulatory Impact Assessment’, which estimates the costs and benefits of implementation of the Bill), and
  • the appropriateness of the powers in the Bill for Welsh Ministers to make subordinate legislation (as set out Part 1 of the Explanatory Memorandum, which contains a table summarising the powers for Welsh Ministers to make subordinate legislation).


Invitation to contribute to the inquiry

The Committee welcomes evidence from those with an interest in this subject. If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, please provide a brief description of the role of your organisation.


The Committee welcomes contributions in English or Welsh and we ask organisations with Welsh Language policies/schemes to provide bilingual submissions, in line with their public information policies.

The Committee will consider responses to the inquiry and hold oral evidence sessions during the summer term.


If you wish to submit evidence, please send an electronic copy of your submission to:


Alternatively, you can write to:

Committee Clerk

Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee

National Assembly for Wales

Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA.


Submissions should arrive by 23 May 2014. It may not be possible to take into account responses received after this date.


Submissions should:

  • be no longer than five sides of A4;
  • contain numbered paragraphs;
  • (if submitted electronically) should preferably be Word documents, not pdf files; and
  • should focus on the terms of reference outlined above.


For your information, the Committee has invited submissions from those on the attached distribution list. The Committee would be grateful if you could forward a copy of the letter to any individuals or organisations that are not included on this list, but might like to contribute to the inquiry. A copy of this letter has been placed on the Assembly’s website with an open invitation to submit views.


Disclosure of Information

The Assembly’s policy on disclosure of information can be accessed at Please ensure that you have considered these details carefully before submitting information to the Committee. Alternatively, a hard copy of this policy can be requested by contacting the Clerk (tel: 029 2089 8025).

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