Committee for Communities

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The next meeting of the Committee will take place at 9.00 a.m. on Thursday 21st October 2021 in Room 29.


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Committee Clerk: Dr Janice Thompson

Room 430, Parliament Buildings, 
Ballymiscaw,Stormont, 
Belfast, BT4 3XX 

Tel: (028) 90 521369
Email: Committee.Communities@niassembly.gov.uk


Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill - Call for Evidence

The Committee for Communities wants to hear your views

The Committee welcomes the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill, is keen to see the legislation progressed and welcomes your views.

The objectives of this Bill are to address a number of specific anomalies with regard to the current regulation of land based betting, gaming, lottery and amusement activities. It is also designed to strengthen existing regulatory protections for operators and consumers as well as young people and those who may be vulnerable to gambling harm.

As part of the Assembly’s normal legislative processes, the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill has been referred to the Committee for Communities for scrutiny and evaluation.  

Find out further information and learn how to submit your views...

Please note that the deadline for submissions is Friday 12 November 2021.


Private Tenancies Bill - Call for Evidence

The Committee for Communities wants to hear your views

The Committee welcomes the Private Tenancies Bill, is keen to see this legislation progressed and welcomes your views.

The aim of the Bill is to assist in making the private rented sector a safer and more secure housing option for a wider range of households. This includes the most vulnerable in our society who, in part, due to limits on social housing provision, find themselves in this sector. It is envisaged that the changes proposed will ensure better regulation of the sector and offer greater protection to private renters.

As part of the Assembly’s normal legislative processes, the Private Tenancies Bill has been referred to the Committee for Communities for scrutiny and evaluation.  

Find out further information and learn how to submit your views...

Please note that the deadline for submissions is Friday 29 October 2021.

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