Legislative Consent: Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill

The Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill (the Bill) was introduced in the House of Lords on 19 July 2021.


The long title to the Bill notes that it is a Bill “to make provision about public service pension schemes, including retrospective provision to rectify unlawful discrimination in the way in which existing schemes were restricted under the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 and corresponding Northern Ireland legislation; to make provision for the establishment of new public pension schemes for members of occupational pension schemes of bodies that were brought into public ownership under the Banking (Special Provisions) Act 2008; to make provision about the remuneration and the date of retirement of holders of certain judicial offices; to make provision about judicial service after retirement; 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 88.9KB) on the Bill before the Senedd on 11 August 2021.


The Business Committee agreed (PDF 38.8KB), in accordance with Standing Order 29.4(i), to invite the Equality and Social Justice Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee to consider and report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices 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: 17/08/2021