SL(5)081 - The Compulsory Purchase of Land (Vesting Declarations) (Wales) Regulations 2017

Background and Purpose

These Regulations prescribe forms for the purposes of the Compulsory Purchase (Vesting Declarations) Act 1981 (‘the Act’) and come into force on 6 April 2017. They apply to the compulsory purchase of land in Wales.

The prescribed forms reflect the changes to the general vesting declaration procedure made by Part 7 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

Procedure

Negative

Technical Scrutiny

The following points are identified for reporting under Standing Order 21.2 in respect of this instrument (Standing Order 21.2 (vi): that its drafting appears to be defective or it fails to fulfil statutory requirements; Standing Order 21.2(vii): that there appear to be inconsistencies between the meaning of its English and Welsh texts).

The English text of Form 2 consistently refers (correctly) to Schedule A1 to the Act. The Welsh text refers inconsistently to Schedule 1A, A1 and A.

Merits Scrutiny

No points are identified for reporting under Standing Order 21.3 in respect of this instrument.

Legal Advisers

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

16 March 2017