Legislative Consent: Prisons and Court Bill
The Prisons and Courts Bill was introduced in the House of Commons on 23 February 2017. It was a UK Government Bill sponsored by the Ministry of Justice. The Bill related to prison safety and reform, court reform, the judiciary, and whiplash compensation.
The Bill was subject to the legislative consent process under Standing Order 29. This process is followed in cases where the consent of the National Assembly for Wales is sought by the UK Government to legislate on an issue which could normally fall within the competence of the Assembly.
The Welsh Government laid a Legislative Consent Memorandum in relation to the Prisons and Courts Bill (PDF, 229KB) on 9 March 2017.
The Legislative Consent Memorandum was referred by the Business Committee on 14 March 2017 (PDF, 51KB) to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee; the Children, Young People and Education Committee; the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee and the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee for consideration, with a reporting deadline of 4 May 2017.
The Children, Young People and Education Committee and the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee considered the Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Prisons and Courts Bill on 5 April 2017.
The Prisons and Courts Bill fell in April 2017 due to the dissolution of the UK Parliament, therefore legislative consent was not required.
Business type: Legislative Consent
Reason considered: Government Business;
First published: 10/03/2017
- Legislative Consent Memorandum - Prisons and Courts Bill - 9 March 2017 (PDF, 229KB)
- Business Committee: Timetable for consideration of the Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Prisons and Court Bill - 16 March 2017 (PDF, 51KB)
- Letter from the CYPE Committee Chair to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children - 12 April 2017 PDF 234 KB
- Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children to the CYPE Committee Chair - 30 April 2017 PDF 72 KB