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Legislation (Wales) Bill

A Welsh Government Bill, introduced by Jeremy Miles AM, Counsel General. The Business Committee has remitted the Bill to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee.

About the Bill

The purpose of the Legislation (Wales) Bill is to make Welsh law more clear and accessible. It makes provision about the interpretation and operation of Welsh legislation (Part 2), and requires the Counsel General and the Welsh Ministers to take steps to improve the accessibility of Welsh law (Part 1).

Further detail about the Bill can be found in its accompanying Explanatory Memorandum.

Current Stage

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The Bill is currently at Stage 1. An explanation of the various stages of Assembly Bills is available in the Guide to the Stages of Public Bills and Acts.

Record of Passage in the National Assembly for Wales

The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Bill’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales.

Stage

Documents

Bill introduced: 3 December 2018

Legislation (Wales) Bill, as introduced

Explanatory Memorandum

Draft Taxonomy for Codes of Welsh Law

Presiding Officer’s Statement: 3 December 2018

Business Committee’s Report on the timetable for consideration of the Bill: 27 November 2018

Business Committee’s Revised timetable for consideration of the Legislation (Wales) Bill: 13 February 2019

Stage 1: Committee considerations of general principles

The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee considered its approach to Stage 1 consideration on 3 December 2018

Consultation responses

Schedule of oral evidence

Correspondence
Letter from the Counsel General Designate and Brexit Minister – 9 January 2019

Letter from the Secretary of State for Wales to the then First Minister of Wales - 5 December 2018


The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee will consider the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

3 December 2018

Consideration of Approach to Stage 1 Scrutiny (Private)

 (Private)

(Private)

10 December 2018

Oral evidence session – Counsel General

Transcript

View the meeting

14 January 2019

Oral evidence session

Transcript

View the meeting

28 January 2019

Oral evidence session

Transcript

View the meeting

18 February 2019

Oral evidence session - Counsel General

Transcript

View the meeting

 

The Finance Committee will consider the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

17 January 2019

Oral evidence session – Counsel General

Transcript

View the meeting

Stage 1: Debate in Plenary on general principles

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Financial Resolution

In accordance with Standing Order 26.68 the Presiding Officer has indicated that a financial resolution is required for this Bill.  Further information about financial resolutions is available in section 3 of the Guide to the scrutiny stages for Public Bills.

Stage 2: Committee consideration of amendments

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Stage 3: Plenary consideration of amendments

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Stage 4: Passing of the Bill in Plenary

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Post-stage 4

This Stage has not yet been reached.

 

Business type: Legislation

Reason considered: Government Business;

First published: 03/12/2018

Decision due: Meeting Date by Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Documents

Consultations

 

 

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