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Legislative Consent

When the UK Parliament wishes to legislate on a subject matter which has already been devolved to the Senedd, convention requires it to receive the consent of the Senedd before it may pass the legislation in question. Such consent is given by the Senedd through Legislative Consent Motions (LCMs).

Standing Order 29 sets out guidelines on how the Senedd deals with LCMs (PDF, 1.92MB).

The following UK Bills have had the matter of Legislative Consent considered by the Senedd during the Fifth Senedd. Full details of that consideration including the timetable for Scrutiny from Business Committee and the outcome of any scrutiny by Plenary or Committees can be found on the page that follows for each individual UK Bill.​

The Research Service also has a monitoring service which follows the progress of UK Bills requiring legislative consent.



Progress of current Legislation

Guidance on Legislation

Read the current guidance on submission and scrutiny of Legislation.

Progress of Senedd Bills

​View the progress of Senedd Bills currently under scrutiny at the Senedd

Text of Acts as passed

The text of Senedd Acts and the UK Bills they amend ​are available on the website



Previous Senedd Business​​

Acts in the Fourth Assembly (2011-2016)

​Since May 2011, the Assembly's primary legislation has taken the form of Acts. The Assembly's legislative competence was also significantly expanded.

Measures in the Third ​​​​Assembly (2007-2011)

New legislative powers were conferred on the Assembly at the start of the Third Assembly in May 2007. The Assembly could pass "Measures" in areas where it had legislative competence.

Statutory Instruments in the First and Second ​Assembly

When the Assembly was first formed its only powers to legislate were through the passing of Statutory Instruments.




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