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Housing (Wales) Act 2014

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PART 2GYPSIES AND TRAVELLERS

Local Government Act 2003

23(1)The definition of “housing” in subsection (4) of section 87 of the Local Government Act 2003 (housing strategies and statements) is amended as follows—

(a)omit the words “section 225 of the Housing Act 2004”, and

(b)after “of” where it first occurs insert—

(a)section 225 of the Housing Act 2004, in the case of a local housing authority in England;

(b)Part 3 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, in the case of a local housing authority in Wales.

Housing Act 2004

24(1)The Housing Act 2004 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 225 (duties of local housing authorities: accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers)—

(a)in subsection (1), after “local housing authority” insert “in England”,

(b)in subsection (2), after “local housing authority” insert “in England”,

(c)in the definition of “gypsies and travellers” in subsection (5), for “appropriate national authority” substitute “Secretary of State”, and

(d)in the heading, after “local housing authorities” insert “in England”.

(3)In subsection (1) of section 226 (guidance in relation to section 225)—

(a)for “appropriate national authority” substitute “Secretary of State”, and

(b)after “local housing authorities” where it first occurs insert “in England”.

Housing (Assessment of Accommodation Needs) (Meaning of Gypsies and Travellers) (Wales) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/3235)

25The Housing (Assessment of Accommodation Needs) (Meaning of Gypsies and Travellers) (Wales) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/3235) are revoked.

Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013

26(1)The Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013 is amended as follows.

(2)In the definition of “Gypsies and Travellers” in section 62 (other interpretation), for the words from “persons” where it first occurs to the end substitute

(a)

persons of a nomadic habit of life, whatever their race or origin, including—

(i)

persons who, on grounds only of their own or their family’s or dependant’s educational needs or old age, have ceased to travel temporarily or permanently, and

(ii)

members of an organised group of travelling show people or circus people (whether or not travelling together as such); and

(b)

all other persons with a cultural tradition of nomadism or of living in a mobile home;.

(3)In sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 10 of Schedule 1 (travelling showmen), after “a” where it first occurs insert “non-local authority owned”.

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