Legislative Consent: Skills and Post-16 Education Bill

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill (the Bill) was introduced in the House of Lords on 18 May 2021.


The long title to the Bill notes that it is a Bill “to make provision about local skills improvement plans; to make provision relating to further education; to make provision about functions of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and relating to technical education qualifications; to make provision about student finance and fees; to make provision about assessments by the Office for Students; to make provision about the funding of certain post-16 education or training providers; 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 114KB) on the Bill before the Senedd on 9 July 2021.


The Business Committee referred the LCM to the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee, the Children, Young People and Education Committee, and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, with a reporting deadline of 21 October 2021. (PDF 43.4KB)


On 19 October 2021, Business Committee agreed (PDF 42KB) to extend the reporting deadline to 11 November 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: 15/07/2021