Committee for Home Affairs - P.2016/72
The States are asked to decide:-
Whether, after consideration of 'Housing (Control of Occupation) (Guernsey) Law, 1994, Variation to the Housing Register' dated 12 December 2016, they are of the opinion:-
2. To agree to permit the inscription in Part A of the Housing Register eight apartments, on the former Guernsey Brewery site, subject to a total of eight Part A dwellings located elsewhere in the Island first being deleted from Part A of the Housing Register at the request of the owner of each of those dwellings, and provided each of the eight dwellings is either unoccupied or occupied by an unrestricted qualified resident at the time of its deletion from the Housing Register;
3. To note that the inscription may be made either by the Committee for Home Affairs on application being made to it under section 52 of the Housing (Control of Occupation) (Guernsey) Law, 1994, or by the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure on application being made to it under section 3 of the Open Market Housing Register (Guernsey) Law, 2016, depending on which Law is in force at the time the application is made;
4. To note that if the Housing (Control of Occupation) (Guernsey) Law, 1994, is in force at the relevant time, the Committee for Home Affairs may make the inscription only if so permitted by Ordinance of the States made under section 52(1) of that Law; and consequently
5. To direct the preparation of any necessary legislation.
The above Propositions have been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications in accordance with Rule 4(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees.