Legislative Consent: Victims and Prisoners Bill

The Victims and Prisoners Bill (the Bill) was introduced in the House of Commons on 29 March 2023.

 

The long title to the Bill notes that it is a Bill “to Make provision about victims of criminal conduct and others affected by criminal conduct; about the appointment and functions of individuals to act as independent public advocates for victims of major incidents; about the release of prisoners; about the membership and functions of the Parole Board; to prohibit certain prisoners from forming a marriage or civil partnership; 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.

Legislative Consent Memorandum – May 2023

 

The Welsh Government laid a Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF 183KB) on the Bill before the Senedd on 19 May 2023.

The Business Committee referred the LCM to the Equality and Social Justice Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, with a reporting deadline of 14 July 2023 (PDF 38.3KB).

 

The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee laid its report (152KB) on the Victims and Prisoners Bill Legislative Consent Memorandum on 3 July 2023.

 

The Equality and Social Justice Committee laid its report on the Victims and Prisoners Bill Legislative Consent Memorandum on 13 July 2023.

Business type: Legislative Consent

First published: 19/05/2023