Consultation on “Creating a Parliament for Wales” – have your say
The Commission of the National Assembly for Wales has today launched a public consultation about the future arrangements for the Assembly including the name, the size of the Assembly and the voting method for elected representatives.
The statement says:
“On 1 April 2018 devolution in Wales will enter a new phase, as many of the provisions of the Wales Act 2017 will come into force. A key part of the Wales Act 2017 is that it gives the Assembly itself, for the first time, powers to amend parts of the Government of Wales Act 2006 which set out the Assembly’s electoral, organisational and internal arrangements. Previously, these powers rested with the UK Parliament.
Today, the Assembly Commission has launched a consultation –‘Creating a Parliament for Wales’ inviting the views of the public and stakeholders on the Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform’s recommendations and on other potential electoral, organisational or internal reforms.
The consultation period will last from 12 February 2018 to 6 April 2018″.
I supported this consultation and would urge people to make their views known.