Legislative Consent: Schools Bill

The Schools Bill (the Bill) was introduced in the House of Lords on 11 May 2022.


The long title to the Bill notes that it is a Bill “to make provision for the regulation of Academies; about school and local education funding; about the attendance of children at school; about the regulation of independent educational institutions; about teacher misconduct; and for connected purposes.”


The Bill is subject to the legislative consent process under Standing Order 29 (PDF 599KB). 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 –  July 2022

The Welsh Government laid a Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) (PDF 89.5KB) on the Bill before the Senedd on 7 July 2022.

The Business Committee referred the LCM to the Children, Young People and Education Committee and Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, with a reporting deadline of 17 November 2022 (PDF 38.1 KB).

Business type: Legislative Consent

Status: For consideration

First published: 07/07/2022