Statutory Instruments requiring Senedd consent (Statutory Instrument Consent Memoranda)

Statutory instruments made by UK Ministers can, in certain circumstances, require the consent of the Senedd. For example, certain statutory instruments made under the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 and the Public Bodies Act 2011.


Standing Order 30A requires that a member of the government must lay a memorandum (a statutory instrument consent memorandum or SICM) in relation to such a statutory instrument laid before the UK Parliament by UK Ministers, normally no later than three days after it is laid before the UK Parliament. After a SICM has been laid, any member may table a motion seeking the Senedd’s agreement to the provisions it highlights.


Where SICMs relate to proposals to change the law as a result of the UK’s exit from the EU, the statutory instrument that is the subject of the SICM will include the phrase “(EU Exit)” in its title.


Any correspondence relating to a Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandum can be found under the specific Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandum which are listed below.


Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandum title

Date Laid

SICM(6)4 – The Social Housing (Regulation) Act 2023 (Consequential and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2024

19 January 2024

SICM(6)3 - The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 (Consequential Amendment) Regulations 2023

24 October 2023

SICM(6)2 - The Animals and Animal Health, Feed and Food, Plants and Plant Health (Amendment) Regulations 2022

21 November 2022

SICM(6)1 - The Climate Change (Targeted Greenhouse Gases) Order 2022

21 October 2022


Business type: Subordinate Legislation

Status: For consideration

First published: 21/10/2022