Clause 68 - Transitional provision

Part of Renters (Reform) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:45 pm on 28 November 2023.

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Amendments made: 126, in clause 68, page 63, line 33, at end insert—

“(A1) The Welsh Ministers may by order made by statutory instrument make transitional or saving provision in connection with the coming into force of any provision of Chapter 2B of Part 1.”

This amendment enables the Welsh Ministers by order to make transitional or saving provision in connection with the commencement of Chapter 2B expected to be formed of the new clauses relating to discriminatory treatment of people with children and benefits claimants in Wales.

Amendment 127, in clause 68, page 63, line 36, after “any” insert “other”.

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 126. It removes the provision that the Welsh Ministers can make under that section from the ambit of the Secretary of State’s power to make transitional or saving provision in connection with the rest of the Bill, so that there is no overlap between the powers of the Welsh Ministers and those of the Secretary of State.

Amendment 128, in clause 68, page 63, line 37, at end insert—

“(1A) The power to make an order under subsection (A1) includes power to provide for a provision of Chapter 2B to apply (with or without modifications) in relation to occupation contracts granted, renewed or continued, or advertising begun, before the date on which the provision comes into force.”

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 126. It makes provision equivalent to subsection (2) of clause 68 in relation to the Welsh Ministers’ power to make transitional or saving provision in connection with the new Chapter 2B as a result of that amendment.

Amendment 129, in clause 68, page 64, line 3, leave out

“power to make regulations under subsection (1) includes”

and insert

“powers under subsections (A1) and (1) include”.—(Jacob Young.)

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 126. It ensures that subsection (3) of clause 68 applies in relation to the Welsh Ministers’ power to make transitional or saving provision as a result of that amendment.