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Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Bill

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee established a sub-committee to undertake Stage 1 scrutiny of the general principles of the Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Bill.

On 29 September 2017 the Office for National Statistics (“ONS”) announced that Registered Social Landlords in Wales should be classified in the national accounts as Private Non-financial Corporations.

The Welsh Government states that the purpose of the Bill is to enable the re-classification of Registered Social Landlords as “Private Non-Financial Corporations” for the purposes of government accounting.

Consultation questions

The sub-committee welcomed views on the general principles of the Bill. In drafting submissions, the following questions were considered:

  • Does the Bill do anything that either falls short of the changes identified by the Office of National Statistics (‘the ONS’) or goes further than changes required by the ONS?
  • If it does, how can the Bill be improved to ensure that it conforms with the changes identified by the ONS?

Please be aware that the sub-committee’s remit will only allow it to consider this narrow aspect of housing policy. The sub-committee will not be able to consider submissions that address issues beyond the general principles of the Bill.

Providing Written Evidence

The National Assembly for Wales has two official languages, Welsh and English.

In line with the Assembly’s Official Languages Scheme, the sub-committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in National Assembly proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.

We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.

Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.

The deadline for submissions was Monday 13 November 2017.

Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Assembly’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the sub-committee.

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565