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​Legislative Consent Motions

When the UK Parliament wishes to legislate on a subject matter which has already been devolved to the National Assembly for Wales, convention requires it to receive the consent of the Assembly before it may pass the legislation in question. Such consent is given by the Assembly through Legislative Consent Motions (LCMs).

Standing Order 29 sets out guidelines on how the Assembly deals with LCMs

Legislative Consent Motions for the UK Bills outlined below have been considered by the Assembly. The motions are listed by year. Please click on the links for further details.

The consent of the Assembly is also sought in certain instances where UK Government Ministers exercise order-making powers in devolved areas which are provided for by existing primary legislation. Such consent is given by the Assembly through Consent Motions. They are different to 'Legislative' Consent Motions in that they relate to orders emanating from UK Acts already in force rather than provisions included in Bills which are yet to receive approval from the UK Parliament.

The tables below include a list of all Legislative Consent Motions which relate to UK Parliamentary Bills laid before the Assembly.

Fifth Assembly 2016-2021

2017

UK Bills 2017Legislative Consent Memoranda Laid before the Assembly
​Prisons and Courts Bill​9 March 2017
​Digital Economy Bill​3 March 2017
​Farriers (Registration) Bill​16 February 2017
Wales Bill​10 January 2017, 13 January 2017 (revised), 16 January 2017 (revised)
Higher Education and Research Bill​5 January 2017

 

2016

​UK Bills 2016Legislative Consent Memoranda Laid before the Assembly
Digital Economy Bill​24 November 2016
Wales Bill​21 November 2016
​Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill​17 November 2016
Higher Education and Research Bill​​17 November 2016, 1 December 2016
​Criminal Finance Bill​1 November 2016
​Children and Social Work Bill​13 October 2016, 10 November 2016
Policing and Crime Bill​22 June 2016
Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill [HL]​16 June 2016

 

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Fourth Assembly 2011-2016

2014, 2015 and 2016 

UK Bills 2014, 2015 and 2016

Legislative Consent Memoranda Laid before the

Assembly

​Immigration Bill​5 February 2016
Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill​13 January 2016
​Housing and Planning Bill​9 December 2015, 22 January 2016
Trade Union Bill​20 November 2015,
​Welfare Reform and Work Bill​29 October 2015
​Enterprise Bill [HL]

​1 October 2015, 2 October 2015, 4 February 2016, 5

February 2016, 16 February 2016, 3 March 2016

Medical Innovation Bill [HL]10 December 2014
Serious Crime Bill [HL]11 November 2014, 16 January 2015, 30 January 2015
Modern Slavery Bill5 November 2014
Consumer Rights Bill21 October 2014
Infrastructure Bill18 June 2014
Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

17 July 2014, 7 November 2014, 13 November 2014,

 8 January 2015 (revised), 6 March 2015

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill15 May 2014, 24 June 2014, 25 June 2014 (revised)
Wales Bill1 May 2014
Children and Families Bill31 January 2014, 4 February 2014
Deregulation Bill

24 February 2014, 22 April 2014, 10 June 2014, 30 June

2014, 20 November 2014, 30 January 2015

 

2013

UK Bills 2013

Legislative Consent Memoranda Laid before the

Assembly

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill11 January 2013
Children and Families Bill

12 February 2013, 3 December 2013, 17 December 2013,

 20 December 2013

Care Bill [HL]23 May 2013, 22 July 2013 (revised), 9 October 2013
Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

23 May 2013, 23 May 2013, 24 May 2013, 24 May 2013, 17

May 2013 (revised), 18 October 2013

Intellectual Property Bill [HL]23 May 2013
Local Audit and Accountability Bill [HL]30 May 2013
Water Bill18 September 2013

 

2012

UK BiIls 2012                                          

Legislative Consent Memoranda Laid before the

Assembly

Welfare Reform Bill3 January 2012
Financial Services Bill3 February 2012
Local Government Finance Bill28 May 2012
Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill12 June 2012, 10 July 2012, 5 October 2012
Disabled Persons' Parking Badges Bill10 July 2012
Public Service Pensions Bill2 October 2012
Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Bill30 October 2012
Crime and Courts Bill6 November 2012
Energy Bill [2012]4 December 2012
Growth and Infrastructure Bill13 December 2012, 18 December 2012
Marine Navigation No 2 Bill21 December 2012

 

2011

UK BiIls 2011                                    

Legislative Consent Memoranda Laid before the

 Assembly

Energy Bill [HL]14 January 2011, 3 June 2011
Localism Bill

25 January 2011, 23 May 2011, 6 July 2011,

20 September 2011

Education Bill7 February 2011, 23 May 2011, 13 October 2011
Public Services (Social Value) Bill27 October 2011
Protection of Freedoms Bill10 November 2011

 

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