New Clause 19 - Justice impact assessment for Wales

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 5th July 2021.

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‘(1) Within six months of the passage of this Act, the Secretary of State must issue a justice impact assessment for any provision of this Act, or regulations made under this Act, which impacts on matters which are devolved to the Welsh Parliament / Senedd Cymru.

(2) The Secretary of State must, within one month of the date on which they are made, issue a justice impact assessment for any regulations made under this Act which are not included in the assessment required under subsection (1) which impact on matters which are devolved to the Welsh Parliament / Senedd Cymru.’—(Hywel Williams.)

This new clause would require the Secretary of State to issue an assessment of the impact of the Bill on devolved policy and services in Wales within six months of it passing, and to issue such an assessment of any further changes to regulations under the Bill within one month of making them.

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

Division number 40 Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill — New Clause 19 - Justice impact assessment for Wales

Aye: 220 MPs

No: 366 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

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The House divided: Ayes 220, Noes 366.

Question accordingly negatived.

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