Welsh Ministers’ consent to the making of relevant regulations in accordance with the Protocol between the Welsh Government and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - notification of regulations laid before the UK Parliament

In accordance with Standing Order 30C, a Member of the Welsh Government must lay a written statement before the Senedd giving notification of a relevant statutory instrument made or to be made by a UK Minister acting alone under sections 8, 9 or 23 of, or Schedule 4 to, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 which contains provision within the legislative competence of the Senedd or the executive competence of the Welsh Ministers.

In November 2020, the Protocol between the Welsh Government and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee on the Scrutiny of regulations arising from the UK’s exit from the European Union was resurrected and revised to include an agreement that the Welsh Government commits to following the principle of the Standing Order 30C process when the Welsh Ministers consent to regulations made under:

  • sections 12, 13 and 14 of the 2020 Act;
  • sections 8A, 8B or 8C of the 2018 Act (as amended by the 2020 Act); and
  • the Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Trade Bills once enacted;

 

where the UK Government has committed to not normally legislating in devolved areas before seeking the Welsh Ministers’ consent.


Business type: Subordinate Legislation

Status: For consideration

First published: 19/01/2021

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