Road Traffic Offenders (Surrender of Driving Licences Etc) (No. 2) Bill

Explanatory Notes

Territorial extent and application

15 Clause 7(1) sets out the territorial extent of the Bill. If a provision of a Bill extends to a jurisdiction within the United Kingdom, this means that the provision will form part of the law of that jurisdiction. The extent of a Bill can be different from its application. Application is about where a Bill produces a practical effect.

16 The provisions of this Bill extend and apply to England and Wales, and Scotland. Road traffic offences and procedures relating to endorsement of driving records are matters that are reserved to Westminster for Scotland and Wales, but are devolved to Northern Ireland.

17 As the Bill is a Private Member’s Bill, the new English votes provisions in the House of Commons Standing Orders do not apply.

18 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 8th May 2018