Legislation (Wales)

Statutory instruments arrive on the floor of the Assembly from the Legislation Committee for final approval, which takes the form of two votes and may be preceded by a debate on the motion to approve or on amendments seeking to deny approval.

The first vote is on the general principles of the instrument (akin to a second reading at Westminster); the second is on the motion that the instrument be approved. Given the prior scrutiny of legislation in committee and the Assembly Government's majority in the Assembly, legislation normally passes.