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Legislative Consent Motions 2014, 2015 and 2016

The Legislative Consent Motions outlined below were laid before the Assembly during 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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Immigration Bill

​17 September 2015 - 1st reading of the Immigration Bill in the House of Commons

13 October 2015 - 2nd reading of the Immigration Bill in the House of Commons

2 December 2015 - 1st reading of the Immigration Bill in the House of Lords

22 December 2015 - 2nd reading of the Immigration Bill in the House of Lords

5 February 2016 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 78KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to language requirements for public sector workers

15 March 2016 - Legislative Consent Motion passed by the Assembly in Plenary

12 May 2016 - Royal Assent - Immigration Act 2016

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Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill

​24 June 2015 - 1st reading of the Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill in the House of Commons. Private Members' Bill introduced by Chris Heaton-Harris MP.

16 October 2015 - 2nd reading of the Bill in the House of Commons

13 January 2016 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 186KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to provisions in the Bill which are within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales

23 March 2016 - Royal Assent - Access to Medical Tratments (innovation) Act 2016

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Housing and Planning Bill

​13 October 2015 - 1st reading of the Housing and Planning Bill in the House of Commons

2 November 2015 - 2nd reading of the Housing and Planning Bill in the House of Commons

9 December 2015 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 94KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to clauses in the Bill relating to long leaseholds

22 January 2016 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (No.2) (PDF, 177KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to clauses in the Bill relating to compulsory purchase provisions

23 February 2016 - Legislative Consent Motion No.1 in relation to long leaseholds agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

15 March 2016 - Legislative Consent Motion No.2 in relation to compulsory purchase provisions not agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

12 May 2016 - Royal Assent - Housing and Planning Act 2016

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​Trade Union Bill

​15 July 2015 - 1st reading of the Trade Union Bill in the House of Commons

14 September 2015 - 2nd reading of the Trade Union Bill in the House of Commons

11 November 2015 - 1st reading of the Trade Union Bill in the House of Lords

20 November 2015 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 100KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to clauses in the Bill

26 January 2016 - Legislative consent motion not agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

4 May 2016 - Royal Assent - Trade Union Act 2016

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​Welfare Reform and Work Bill [HL]

​25 October 2015 - 1st reading of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill in the House of Lords

29 October 2015 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 111KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to clauses in the Bill relating to Social Mobility Commission provisions

10 November 2015 - 2nd reading of Welfare Reform and Work Bill in the House of Lords

12 January 2016 - Legislative Consent Motion agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

16 March 2016 - Royal Assent - Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016

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​Enterprise Bill [HL]

​16 June 2015 - 1st reading of the Enterprise Bill in the House of Lords

1 October 2015 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 106KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to clauses in the Bill relating to non-domestic rating provisions

2 October 2015 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (No.2) (PDF, 100KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to clauses in the Bill relating to the Small Business Commissioner

1 December 2015 - Legislative Consent Motions on non-domestic rating provisions and the Small Business Commissioner agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

12 October 2015 - 2nd reading of Enterprise Bill in the House of Lords

4 February 2016 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (No.3) (PDF, 178KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to Regulators' Code and Primary Authority

5 February 2016 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (No.4) (PDF, 94KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to public sector employment: restrictions on exit payments

16 February 2016 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (No.5) (PDF, 190KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to apprenticeships: information sharing

3 March 2016 - Revised Legislative Consent Memorandum (No.4) (PDF, 101KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to public sector employment: restrictions on exit payments

15 March 2016 - Legislative Consent Motions No.3 (Regulators Code) and No.4 (Public Sector exit payments) agreed by the Assembly in Plenary; Legislative Consent Motion No.5 (Apprenticeships: Information sharing) agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

4 May 2016 - Royal Assent - Enterprise Act 2016

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​Medical Innovation Bill [HL]

​5 June 2014 - 1st reading of the Medical Innovation Bill in the House of Lords

27 June 2014 - 2nd reading of the Medical Innovation Bill in the House of Lords

10 December 2014 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 77.2KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to clauses in the Bill relating to responsible innovation by doctors and the common law position

3 February 2015 - Legislative Consent Motion is not agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

26 March 2015 - Prorogation of Parliament - no further progress

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Serious Crime Bill [HL]

​5 June 2014 - 1st reading of the Serious Crime Bill in the House of Lords

16 June 2014 - 2nd reading of the Serious Crime Bill in the House of Lords

6 November 2014 - 1st reading of the Serious Crime Bill in the House of Commons

11 November 2014 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 92KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to provisions in Clause 65 of the Bill relating to the psychological ill-treatment of children and child cruelty in relation to the protection and well-being of children and of young adults

9 December 2014 - Legislative Consent Motion agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

16 December 2015 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 93KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to amendments relating to new provisions on controlling or coercive behaviour in intimate or family relationships

30 January 2015 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum No.3 (PDF, 89KB) laid before the Assembly

10 February 2015 - Legislative Consent Motion agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

19 February 2015 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum No.4 (PDF, 93KB) laid before the Assembly

3 March 2015 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Motion agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

3 March 2015 - Royal Assent - Serious Crime Act 2015

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​Modern Slavery Bill

10 June 2014 - 1st reading of the Modern Slavery Bill in the House of Commons

8 July 2014 - ​2nd reading of the Modern Slavery Bill in the House of Commons

5 November 2014 - 1st reading of the Modern Slavery Bill in the House of Lords

5 November 2014 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 91KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to provisions in  clauses 43 to 45 of the Bill which relate to trafficking in relation to social welfare and the protection and well-being of children

9 December 2014 - Legislative Consent Motion agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

26 March 2015 - Royal Assent - Modern Slavery Act 2015

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Consumer Rights Bill

​23 January 2014 - 1st reading of the Consumer Rights Bill in the House of Commons

17 June 2014 - 1st reading of the Consumer Rights Bill in the House of Lords

1 July 2014 - 2nd reading of the Consumer Rights Bill in the House of Lords

21 October 2014 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 98KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to provisions in the Bill which relate to the duty on letting agents to publicise their fees

25 November 2014 - Legislative Consent Motion agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

26 March 2015 - Royal Assent - Consumer Rights Act 2015

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​Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

25 June 2014 - 1st reading of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill in the House of Commons

16 July 2014 - 2nd reading of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill in the House of Commons

17 July 2014 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 161KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to provisions in the Bill which relate to: access to finance - exports; and education evaluation

7 November 2014 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 88KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to provisions in the Bill relating to an amendment to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

13 November 2014 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 97KB) (Memorandum No.3) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to provisions in the Bill on public sector exit payments

18 November 2014 - Legislative Consent Motion on provisions relating to export control agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

25 November 2014 - Legislative Consent Motion on provisions relating to education and training agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

8 January 2015 - Revised Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 99KB) on the amendment to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 laid by the Welsh Government

13 January 2015 - Legislative Consent Motions on ​amendment to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and public sector exit payments agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

6 March 2015 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum No.4) (PDF, 90KB) laid by the Welsh Government

17 March 2015 - Legislative Consent Motion on Memorandum No.4 agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

26 March 2015 - Royal Assent - Small Business, Enterpise and Employment Act 2015

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Infrastructure Bill

5 June 2014 - 1st reading of the Infrastructure Bill in the House of Lords

18 June 2014 - 2nd reading of the Infrastructure Bill in the House of Lords

18 June 2014 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 177KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to provisions for the control of invasive non-native species

23 September 2014 - Legislative Consent Motion agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

12 February 2015 - Royal Assent - Infrastructure Act 2015

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Criminal Justice and Courts Bill

5 February 2014 - 1st reading of Criminal Justice and Courts Bill in the House of Commons

15 May 2014 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 97KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to a new schedule in the Bill which proposes to amend provisions:

  • Section 287 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (the TCPA”);

  • Section 288 of that Act;

  • Section 63 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas)Act 1990 (the Listed Buildings Act”);

  • Section 22 of the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990 (the Hazardous Substances Act”); and

  • Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (the PCPA”).

24 June 2014 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 92KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to provisions relating to offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect by care workers

25 June 2014 - Revised Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 104KB) laid by the Welsh Government. This Memorandum revises that which was laid on 15 May 2014 following amendments made to the Bill in Westminster.

8 July 2014 - Legislative Consent Motion agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

30 September 2014 - Legislative Consent Motion on provisions relating to ​offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect by care workers agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

12 February 2015 - Royal Assent - Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015

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Wales Bill

20 March 2014 - 1st reading of Wales Bill in the House of Commons

31 March 2014 - 2nd reading of Wales Bill in the House of Commons

1 May 2014 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 104KB)  laid by the Welsh Government in relation to provisions in clauses contained in the Bill which relate to:

  • Taxation

  • Amendments relating to the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs

  • Welsh tax on transactions involving interests in land

  • Welsh tax on disposals to landfill

  • Budgetary procedures

1 July 2014 - Legislative Consent Motion agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

17 December 2014 - Royal Assent - Wales Act 2014

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Deregulation Bill

23 January 2014 - 1st reading of the Deregulation Bill in the House of Commons

24 February 2014 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 444KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to provisions contained in a number of schedules in the Bill. The UK Government‘s policy objective for the Bill is to 'remove or reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens that hinder or cost money to businesses, individuals, public services or the taxpayer' and includes measures relating to general and specific areas of business, companies and insolvency, the use of land, housing, transport, communications, the environment, education and training, entertainment, public authorities and the administration of justice.

23 April 2014 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 82KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to provisions relating to amendments in relation to Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, Breedings of Dogs Act 1973 and Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999

10 June 2014 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 97KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to provisions relating to:

  • Farriers; and

  • The School Standards and Framework Act 1998 - home to school agreements

24 June 2014 - Legislative Consent Motion agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

30 June 2014 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 112KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to tenancy deposit legislation

16 September 2014 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Motion in relation to farriers and home to school agreements agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

7 October 2014 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Motion relating to tenancy deposit legislation agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

20 November 2014 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 70KB) (Memorandum No.5) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to the British Fishing Boats Act 1983, Fisheries Act 1868, and Fisheries Act 1891

13 January 2015 - Legislative Consent Motion in relation to Memorandum No.5 agreed by the Assembly in Plenary 

30 January 2015 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum No.6 (PDF, 79KB) laid before the Assembly 

10 February 2015 - Legislative Consent Motion agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

26 March 2015 - Royal Assent - Deregulation Act 2015

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Children and Families Bill

4 February 2013 - 1st reading of the Children and Families Bill in the House of Commons

12 February 2013 - Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 150KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to provisions in the Bill which relate to:

  • The dis-application of the Adoption and Children Act Register to Wales; and

  • The preparation of a care plan by a local authority

25 February 2013 - 2nd reading of the Bill in the House of Commons

16 April 2013 - Legislative Consent Motion agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

3 December 2013 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 170KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to Section 98 (1) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002

17 December 2013 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 172KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to tobacco

20 December 2013 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 169KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to Section 38 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1963

14 January 2014 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum in relation to Section 98 (1) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

21 January 2014 - Supplementary LCMs in relation to tobacco and the Children and Young Persons Act 1963 agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

31 January 2014 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 241KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to proxy purchase of tobacco and age of sale restriction to e-cigarettes

4 February 2014 - Supplementary LCM in relation to proxy purchase of tobacco and restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

4 February 2014 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF, 171KB) laid by the Welsh Government in relation to smoking in private vehicles carrying a person or persons under the age of 18

5 February 2014 - Supplementary LCM in relation to smoking in private vehicles carrying a person or persons under the age of 18 agreed by the Assembly in Plenary

14 March 2014 - Royal Assent - Children and Families Act 2014

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