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.

 

Legislative Consent Motions for the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill were debated in Plenary on 1 March 2022. Motion 1 was agreed, and motion 2 was not agreed.

 

Legislative Consent Motions for the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill were debated in Plenary on 18 January 2022. Motion 1 was agreed, and motion 2 was not agreed.

 

Sixth Senedd Scrutiny

 

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum Number 5) – February 2022

 

The Welsh Government laid a Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF 321KB) on the Bill before the Senedd on 28 February 2022.

 

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum Number 4) – January 2022

 

The Welsh Government laid a Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF 186KB) on the Bill before the Senedd on 7 January 2022.

 

The Business Committee agreed (PDF 38.3KB) that the Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (Memorandum No. 4) will be considered and reported on, to the Senedd, by 18 January 2022.

 

The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee laid its report (PDF 243KB) on Memorandum No. 3 and Memorandum No. 4 on 17 January 2022. The Welsh Government responded (PDF 206KB) to the report on 18 January 2022.

 

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum Number 3) – December 2021

 

The Welsh Government laid a Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF 158KB) on the Bill before the Senedd on 20 December 2021.

 

The Business Committee agreed (PDF 38.7KB) that the Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (Memorandum No. 3) will be considered and reported on, to the Senedd, by 18 January 2022.

 

The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee laid its report (PDF 243KB) on Memorandum No. 3 and Memorandum No. 4 on 17 January 2022. The Welsh Government responded (PDF 206KB) to the report on 18 January 2022.

 

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum Number 2) – November 2021

 

The Welsh Government laid a Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF 79.9KB) on the Bill before the Senedd on 5 November 2021.

 

The Business Committee agreed (PDF 38.3KB) that the Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (Memorandum No. 2) will be considered and reported on, to the Senedd, by 25 November 2021.

 

The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee laid its report (PDF 180KB) on 25 November 2021. The Welsh Government responded (PDF 398KB) to the report on 7 January 2022.

 

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.

 

The Business Committee referred the LCM to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, with a reporting deadline of 14 October 2021. (PDF 40KB)

 

The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee laid its report on 14 October 2021. The Welsh Government responded (PDF 258KB) to the report on 12 November 2021.

 

Fifth Senedd Scrutiny

 

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.

 

Further information on the Senedd’s consideration of the LCM, including relevant correspondence, can be found under ‘Related Meetings’.

 

Business type: Legislative Consent

Status: Complete

First published: 22/03/2021

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