New Clause 47 - Power of Welsh Ministers to make consequential provision

Renters (Reform) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:00 pm on 28 November 2023.

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“(1) The Welsh Ministers may by regulations made by statutory instrument make provision that is consequential on Part 1.

(2) Regulations under this section may amend, repeal or revoke provision made by or under—

(a) an Act or Measure of Senedd Cymru passed before this Act, or

(b) an Act passed—

(i) before this Act, or

(ii) later in the same session of Parliament as this Act.

(3) The power to make regulations under this section includes power to make—

(a) supplementary, incidental, transitional or saving provision;

(b) different provision for different purposes.

(4) The power under subsection (3)(a) to make transitional provision includes power to provide for the regulations to apply (with or without modifications) in relation to occupation contracts granted, renewed or continued, or advertising begun, before the date on which the regulations come into force.

(5) Regulations under this section may only make provision which would be within the legislative competence of Senedd Cymru if contained in an Act of the Senedd.

(6) A statutory instrument containing (whether alone or with other provision) regulations under this section that amend or repeal provision made by an Act or Measure of Senedd Cymru, or by an Act, may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, Senedd Cymru.

(7) Any other statutory instrument containing regulations under this section is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of Senedd Cymru.”—

This new clause confers on the Welsh Ministers a power to make consequential amendments relating to Part 1 of the Bill (which will include the new clause about discriminatory practices in relation to the grant of occupation contracts in Wales). It is expected to be inserted into Part 5 of the Bill.

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.