Legislative Consent: Northern Ireland Protocol Bill
The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill (the Bill) was introduced in the House of Commons on 13 June 2022.
The long title to the Bill notes that it is a Bill to “make
provision about the effect in domestic law of the Protocol on Ireland /
Northern Ireland in the EU withdrawal agreement, about other domestic law in
subject areas dealt with by the Protocol and for connected purposes.”
The Bill is subject to the legislative consent process under
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.
Legislative Consent Memorandum – September 2022
The Welsh Government laid a Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) (PDF 289KB) on the Bill before the Senedd on 29 September 2022.
The Business Committee referred the LCM to the Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee, the
The Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee laid its report on the Legislative Consent Memoranda on 27 October 2022.
On 8 November 2022, the Business Committee agreed (PDF 56.3 KB) a new reporting deadline of 21 November 2022.
Business type: Legislative Consent
First published: 28/06/2022