Legislative Consent: Building Safety Bill

The Building Safety Bill (the Bill) was introduced in the House of Commons on 5 July 2021.


The long title to the Bill notes that it is a Bill “to make provision about the safety of people in or about buildings and the standard of buildings, to amend the Architects Act 1997, and to amend provision about complaints made to a housing ombudsman.”


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 220KB) on the Bill before the Senedd on 19 July 2021.


The Business Committee agreed (PDF 38.2KB), in accordance with Standing Order 29.4(i), to invite the Local Government and Housing Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee to consider and report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Building Safety Bill, to the Senedd, by 4 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: 28/07/2021