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Written Statement - ‘Statutory Instruments under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014’

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This consultation is to gather views on a number of statutory orders under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.
Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty

In January, I issued a consultation on the Statutory Instruments associated with Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.  I am pleased today to publish a summary report of the responses to the consultation.

Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 specifically relates to reform of homelessness law, including placing a stronger duty on Local Authorities to prevent homelessness.  The three Statutory Instruments consulted upon related to the suitability of accommodation, the review process and the process for having regard to intentionality.

The consultation generated 27 responses from a range of stakeholders and members of the public. I am grateful to all those who took time to submit their views.  The summary of responses has been published on the Welsh Government’s website.

The Welsh Government has reflected on l the comments received and a number of the responses have been incorporated into the revised orders.  I have today submitted them for further scrutiny by the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee.