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Assembly powers tracking notes (May 2007 - March 2011)

Field 11: Housing

Schedule 5 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 could be amended to add specific 'matters' to broad subject 'fields', thereby extending the legislative competence of the Assembly and providing more policy areas in which it was possible to make Measures.

This tracking note provides an updated log of amendments, both proposed and enacted, to Field 11 of Schedule 5. This field relates to housing.

Field 11 | NAFW



11.1  The provision of automatic fire suppression systems in new residential premises.

In this matter “new residential premises” means—(a) premises newly constructed for residential use; (b) premises newly converted to residential use; (c)  premises converted to use as one or more new residences by subdivision of one or more existing residences; and (d)   premises converted to use as one or more new residences by amalgamation of one or more existing residences.

The National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing) (Fire Safety) Order 2010

Came into force: 13/04/10

11.2  Social housing providers.

The National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing and Local Government) Order 2010 (pdf)

Came into force: 22/07/10

11.3  Relevant social housing bodies.

As above

11.4  Tenure of rented social housing and other arrangements under which social housing is provided.

As above

11.5  Disposals of—(a) social housing,  (b) land held or used for the purposes of, or in connection with, social housing, and (c) land to which a provision of any of the following enactments applies— (i) Part 2 of the Housing Act 1985(a);  (ii) Part 5 of the Housing Act 1985;  (iii) Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the Housing Act 1996(b);  (iv) Chapter 4 of Part 1 of the Housing Act 1996;  (v) Chapter 4 of Part 2 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008(c) (insofar as the disposal does not fall within paragraph (a) or (b) of this matter).

As above

11.6  Provision of advice and non-financial assistance to individuals in respect of their obtaining, and living in, housing.

This matter includes, in particular, advice and non-financial assistance in respect of skills that are relevant to the ability to live independently, or more independently, in housing.

As above

11.7  Provision by local authorities of caravan sites for use by Gypsies and Travellers.

As above

11.8  Homelessness.

As above

[proposed matter 11.9]  Accounts of local authorities in respect of land, housing and other buildings relating to their housing functions.

Proposed by the Localism Bill

[proposed matter 11.10]  Borrowing by local authorities for the purposes of their housing functions.

As above

[proposed matter 11.11]  Subsidies or payments replacing subsidies from the Welsh Ministers to local authorities, or from local authorities to the Welsh Ministers, in respect of local authorities’ housing functions.

As above


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