Legislative Consent: Protection from Sex-based Harassment in Public Bill
Protection from Sex-based
Harassment in Public Bill (the Bill) was introduced in the House of Commons
on 7 December 2022.
title to the Bill notes that it is a Bill “to make provision about causing
intentional harassment, alarm or distress to a person in public where the
behaviour is done because of that person’s sex; and for connected purposes.”
The Bill is
subject to the legislative consent process under Standing
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.
The Legislative Consent Motion for the protection from Sex-based Harassment in Public Bill was agreed in Plenary on 13 June 2023.
Legislative Consent Memorandum – April 2023
Government laid a Legislative
Consent Memorandum (PDF 161KB) on the Bill before the Senedd on 17 April
On 9 May
2023, the Business Committee agreed (PDF
40.2KB) a new reporting deadline of 8 June 2023.
On 1 June 2023 the Welsh Government and the Secretary of State for the Home Department agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (145 KB) in relation to the Bill.
The Equality and Social Justice Committee laid its report (147 KB) on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Protection from Sex-based Harassment in Public Bill on 7 June 2023.
The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee laid its report (160 KB) on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Protection from Sex-based Harassment in Public Bill on 8 June 2023. The Welsh Government responded to the report on 9 June 2023.
Business type: Legislative Consent
First published: 17/04/2023
- Memorandum of Understanding PDF 145 KB
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