1 November 2021

Presiding Officer’s Statement on Legislative Competence

Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill

In my view:

- Most of the provisions of the Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill would

be within the legislative competence of the Senedd.

- Sections 128(1)(d) and 128(1)(e) would not be within competence. This is

because consent is required from the UK Government to bring them within the

Senedd’s competence and this necessary consent has not been obtained at this


Elin Jones MS

Presiding Officer