Subordinate legislation subject to the affirmative procedure - Fifth Senedd

The role of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee* is to consider and report on subordinate legislation laid before the National Senedd.


Some subordinate legislation made by the Welsh Ministers is subject to the affirmative procedure. This procedure provides that the Welsh Ministers cannot exercise their power to make subordinate legislation unless the Senedd has passed a resolution approving a draft of the subordinate legislation. The subordinate legislation is therefore laid before the Senedd in draft form, and cannot have effect unless the draft is approved by the Senedd. This procedure is often reserved for more significant subordinate legislation.


For the date made of subordinate legislation subject to the affirmative procedure, please refer to


* Following a resolution in Plenary on 29 January 2020, the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee became the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee.

Business type: Subordinate Legislation

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 15/06/2016