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

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the general principles of the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill. Further details about the Bill and the accompanying Explanatory Memorandum can be found on the Bill page.


Terms of reference

The Committee’s terms of reference for its inquiry are::


To consider —

  • the general principles of the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill and the need for legislation to deliver the stated policy intention, i.e. to protect the supply of social housing from further erosion in the face of a high level of demand and a supply shortage,
  • the provisions of the Bill in relation to:
    • the restriction on exercising the right to buy and the right to acquire (sections 2 to 5);
    • the abolition of the right to buy and the rights to acquire (section 6);
    • the removal of the power for Welsh Ministers to make discount grants (section 7);
    • and the duty to provide tenants and prospective tenants with information,
  • 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, and
  • the financial implications of the Bill (as set out in Part 2 of the Explanatory Memorandum).



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