Legislative Consent: Professional Qualifications Bill

The Professional Qualifications Bill (the Bill) was introduced in the House of Lords on 12 May 2021.


The long title to the Bill notes that it is a Bill “to make provision relating to entitlement to practise certain professions, occupations and trades; 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 falls  within the competence of the Senedd.


The Welsh Government laid a Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) (PDF 155KB) on the Bill before the Senedd on 17 June 2021.


The Business Committee referred the LCM to the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, with a reporting deadline of 30 September 2021. (PDF 42KB)


The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee wrote to the Minister for Education and the Welsh Language on 12 August 2021 in relation to the LCM. The Minister responded on 10 September 2021.


The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee published its report on the Welsh Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Professional Qualifications Bill (PDF 235KB) on 30 September 2021. The Welsh Government responded to the report on 6 October 2021.


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

Business type: Legislative Consent

First published: 06/07/2021