Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013

A Government Bill, introduced by Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Health and Social Services. Following a change in ministerial portfolios in March 2013, the First Minister authorised Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Services, as the new Member in Charge of the Bill, from 18 March 2013. The Business Committee remitted the Bill to the Health and Social Care Committee.


About the Bill


The Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill aims to increase the number of organs and tissues available for transplant by introducing a soft opt-out system of organ and tissue donation in Wales.

Current Stage

The Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013 (external website) became law in Wales (external website) on 10 September 2013.

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.



Bill introduced – 3 December 2012

Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill, as introduced (PDF, 105KB)

Explanatory Memorandum (PDF, 416KB)

Presiding Officer’s Statement on Legislative Competence: 3 December 2012 (PDF, 125KB)

Business Committee Report on the timetable for the consideration of the Bill (PDF, 73KB)

Plenary statement: Introduction of the Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill: 4 December 2012

Research Service Bill Summary (PDF, 315KB)

Written Statement by the Minister for Health and Social Services: 19 October 2012

Written Statement by the Minister for Health and Social Services: 3 December 2012

Legislative Glossary – Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill (Welsh language version only)

Stage 1
- Committee consideration of general principles

Consultation letter (PDF, 204KB)

Consultation responses

The Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

5 December 2012

24 January 2013

30 January 2013

7 February 2013

20 February 2013

28 February 2013

14 March 2013 (private)

18 March 2013

19 March 2013


Ministerial Correspondence


Committee Stage 1 report (PDF, 1MB)


Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee report (PDF, 104KB)


Stage 1
- Debate in plenary on general principles

A debate took place in Plenary on 16 April 2013. The motion to agree the general principles of the Bill was agreed.

Financial Resolution

A Financial Resolution in relation to the Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill was agreed in Plenary on 16 April 2013.

Stage 2 -
Committee consideration of amendments

Stage 2 consideration took place in Committee on 22 May 2013.


Concise Minutes: 22 May 2013


Notice of Amendments: 13 May 2013 (PDF, 64KB)

Notice of Amendments: 15 May 2013 (PDF, 77KB)

Marshalled List of Amendments: 22 May 2013 (PDF, 107 KB)

Grouping of Amendments: 22 May 2013 (PDF, 44KB)


Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill, as amended at Stage 2 (PDF, 121KB) (Amendments to the Bill since the previous version are indicated by sidelining in the right margin.)


Explanatory Memorandum, revised after Stage 2 (PDF, 419KB)


Research Service Bill Summary 2


Ministerial Correspondence



Stage 3
- Plenary consideration of amendments


Stage 3 consideration and disposal of amendments took place in Plenary on 2 July 2013.


Notice of Amendments: 21 June 2013 (PDF, 99KB)

Notice of Amendments: 25 June 2013 (PDF, 90KB)

Marshalled List of Amendments: 2 July 2013 (PDF, 168KB)

Groupings of Amendments: 2 July 2013 (PDF, 63KB)


Ministerial Correspondence



Stage 4
- Passing of the Bill in Plenary

The Bill was agreed by the Assembly in accordance with SO 12.36 on 2 July 2013.


Bill, as passed (PDF, 131KB)


Date of Royal Assent

Royal Assent was given on 10 September 2013.

Contact information

Sarah Beasley

029 2089 8032

Postal address:

National Assembly for Wales

Cardiff Bay


CF99 1NA


Business type: Bill

Reason considered: Government Business;

Status: Complete

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/04/2013

Lead member: Mark Drakeford AM




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