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Sewel Convention - Legislative Consent Motions

This web section lists each of the Legislative Consent Motions (formerly known as 'Sewel Motions') that have been put to the Scottish Parliament during the first session (1999-2003), second session (2003-2007) and third session (2007-2011) and fourth session to date (2011-present ). It also provides associated information about each Legislative Consent Motion. Often this includes an explanatory Legislative Consent Memorandum (formerly called a 'Sewel Memorandum') and a link to Scottish Parliamentary debates. This is not always the case, however, as the way in which the Scottish Parliament has dealt with these motions has changed over time. The web section also contains background information on the Sewel Convention.

Session 1 1999-2003

This provides a list of Legislative Consent/Sewel motions considered in the first session of the Scottish Parliament 1999-2003; links to an explanatory Sewel Memorandum are provided for most of the motions together with links to the relevant Committee consideration and debate in the Scottish Parliament.

Session 2 2003-2007

This provides a list of Legislative Consent/Sewel motions considered in the second session of the Scottish Parliament 2003-2007; links to an explanatory Sewel Memorandum are provided for each Sewel motion together with links to the relevant Committee consideration and debate in the Scottish Parliament.

Session 3 2007-2011

This provides a list of Legislative Consent Motions considered in the third session of the Scottish Parliament 2007-2011; links to an explanatory Legislative Consent Memorandum are provided for each Legislative Consent Motion together with links to the relevant Committee consideration and debate in the Scottish Parliament.

Session 4 2011-2016

This provides a list of Legislative Consent Motions considered in the fourth session of the Scottish Parliament 2011-2016; links to an explanatory Legislative Consent Memorandum are provided for each Legislative Consent Motion together with with links to the relevant Committee consideration and debate in the Scottish Parliament.

Legislative Consent Memorandums under Consideration

This provides a list of the Legislative Consent Memorandums currently lodged and under consideration in the Scottish Parliament.

Useful Documents

Sewel Convention: Key Features

Chapter 9B of the Scottish Parliament Standing Orders

Devolution Guidance Note 10