Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill

Territorial application of the Bill in the UK

Applies to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

6. Clause 2 of the Bill provides that it extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, since the House of Lords is part of the Parliament of the United Kingdom; however, it relates only to bishops of the Church of England. Bills relating to the United Kingdom Parliament are not within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales or the Northern Ireland Assembly, so no Legislative Consent Motions are required.