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After section 50R of the Housing Act 1996 insert—
(1)Before giving a compensation notice to a registered social landlord the Welsh Ministers must give the landlord a notice (a “pre-compensation warning”)—
(a)specifying grounds on which the Welsh Ministers think compensation could be awarded,
(b)warning the landlord that the Welsh Ministers are considering awarding compensation to a specified person,
(c)including any indication that the Welsh Ministers are able to give of the likely amount of any compensation, and
(d)explaining the effect of sections 50T, 50U(1) and (3) and 50V.
(2)Before giving a pre-compensation warning the Welsh Ministers must consult the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales.
(3)The Welsh Ministers must send a copy of a pre-compensation warning to any person they think appropriate (having regard, in particular, to any person who provided information as a result of which the pre-compensation warning is given).
(4)A pre-compensation warning must—
(a)refer to section 6A, and
(b)indicate whether or to what extent the Welsh Ministers would accept a voluntary undertaking instead of, or in mitigation of, awarding compensation.
(5)A pre-compensation warning may be combined with notice under one or more of the following—
(b)paragraphs 15C, 15E and 15G of Schedule 1.”
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