Legislative Consent: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (the Bill) was introduced in the House of Commons on 9 March 2021.
The long title to the Bill notes that it is a Bill “to make provision about the police and other emergency workers; to make provision about collaboration between authorities to prevent and reduce serious violence; to make provision about offensive weapons homicide reviews; to make provision for new offences and for the modification of existing offences; to make provision about the powers of the police and other authorities for the purposes of preventing, detecting, investigating or prosecuting crime or investigating other matters; to make provision about the maintenance of public order; to make provision about the removal, storage and disposal of vehicles; to make provision in connection with driving offences; to make provision about cautions; to make provision about bail and remand; to make provision about sentencing, detention, release, management and rehabilitation of offenders; to make provision about secure 16 to 19 Academies; to make provision for and in connection with procedures before courts and tribunals; and for connected purposes.”
The Bill is subject to the legislative consent process under Standing Order 29. This is when the consent of the Welsh Parliament is sought by the UK Government to legislate on an issue which could normally fall within the competence of the Senedd.
Sixth Senedd Scrutiny
Legislative Consent Memorandum – May 2021
The Welsh Government laid a Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) (PDF 186KB) on the Bill before the Senedd on 28 May 2021.
Fifth Senedd Scrutiny
Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum – March 2021
The Welsh Government laid a Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) (PDF 181KB) on the Bill before the Senedd on 22 March 2021.
Business type: Legislative Consent
First published: 22/03/2021