Civil Liability Bill [HL]

Explanatory Notes

Territorial extent and application

17. Clause 12 sets out the extent of the provisions in the Bill. The extent of a Bill can be different from its application. Application refers to the matter of where a Bill produces a practical effect.

Part 1

18. The provisions concerning whiplash injuries and damages extend and apply to England and Wales only.

Part 2

19. The provisions concerning the discount rate extend and apply to England and Wales only. This is with the exception of some very minor consequential amendments to the 1996 Act (see Annex A of these Notes).

Legislative Consent Motions

20. There is a convention that Westminster will not normally legislate with regard to matters that are within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales or the Northern Ireland Assembly without the consent of the legislature concerned.

21. If there are amendments relating to matters within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales or the Northern Ireland Assembly, the consent of the relevant devolved legislature(s) will be sought.

22. Annex A summarises the position regarding territorial extent and application in the United Kingdom. Annex A also summarises the position regarding matters relating to Standing Orders Nos.38J to 83X of the Standing Orders of the House of Commons relating to Public Business.

 

Prepared 28th June 2018