Y Pwyllgor Cyllid

Finance Committee



Carl Sargeant AM 

Minister for Housing & Regeneration

Welsh Government


7 February 2014




Dear Minister


Housing (Wales) Bill



Thank you for attending Finance Committee on 5 February to answer Members questions on the financial aspects of the Housing (Wales) Bill.


During the evidence session, you agreed to send a note to Committee on:

-       data sharing of Housing Benefit

-       spending on Gypsy and Traveller sites

-       amendments at Stages 2 and 3 that will seek to change any financial aspects in the Bill.


During our evaluation of the session Members also asked that you provide a note identifying how the proposed £1m savings associated with the priority need status of prisoners has been calculated. 


We would be grateful for a quick response in this instance to enable the Committee to report on the Bill before the required deadline of 21st March 2014.     



Yours sincerely



Jocelyn Davies AM