haulage permits and trailer registration Bill [HL]

Explanatory Notes

Territorial extent and application

12 The Bill, apart from certain provisions, extends and applies to all of the United Kingdom. Clause 11 and paragraph 3 of the Schedule extend and apply to England and Wales and Scotland. Clause 12 and paragraphs 2 and 4 of the Schedule extend and apply to Northern Ireland. Neither the Scottish Parliament nor the National Assembly for Wales has legislative competence as far as road haulage permits and trailer registration are concerned, but the Northern Ireland Assembly does. The Government are likely to seek a legislative consent motion from the Northern Ireland Assembly for these measures should the Assembly be re-established.

13 See the table in Annex A for a summary of the position regarding territorial extent and application in the United Kingdom. The table also summarises the position regarding legislative consent motions and matters relevant to Standing Orders Nos. 83J to 83X of the Standing Orders of the House of Commons relating to Public Business.


Prepared 24th April 2018