Legislative Consent: Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill

The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill (the Bill) was introduced in the House of Commons  on 25 May 2022.


The long title to the Bill notes that it is a Bill “to make provision about the release and marketing of, and risk assessments relating to, precision bred plants and animals, and the marketing of food and feed produced from such plants and animals; 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.


The Legislative Consent Motion for the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill was not agreed in Plenary on 17 January 2023.

Legislative Consent Memorandum – December 2022


The Welsh Government laid a Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) (PDF 153KB) on the Bill before the Senedd on 8 December 2022.

The Business Committee referred the LCM to the Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, with a reporting deadline of 16 January 2023 (PDF 38.9 KB)

The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee laid its report (163KB) on 16 January 2023.

Business type: Legislative Consent

First published: 08/12/2022