NDM7843 Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv)

Rhys ab Owen (South Wales Central)
Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent)
Heledd Fychan (South Wales Central)
Jane Dodds (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes the increase in the number of legislative consent motions being presented to the Senedd.

2. Recognises that this is both a consequence of Welsh Ministers seeking to use UK Parliament legislation to enact Welsh Government legislation and the UK Government seeking to override our democracy, erode the devolution settlement and diminish the powers of the Senedd.

3. Believes that all substantial and significant primary legislation should be enacted by the Senedd rather than through the LCM process.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) work with the Senedd's Business Committee to review the LCM process to ensure it is fit for purpose;

b) clarify the principles of when LCMs are used;

c) work with the Llywydd to seek an urgent review of the impact on the devolution settlement and the powers of the Senedd as a consequence of UK legislation.

Luke Fletcher (South Wales West)

Business type: Debate

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 27/01/2022