WQ88936 (e) Tabled on 06/09/2023

Will the Welsh Government commit to asking for a new and more powerful devolution settlement before the 2026 Senedd elections, following the report on intergovernmental relations covering 2021 to 2023, which notes the need to strengthen devolution?

Answered by Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution | Answered on 18/09/2023

We have been clear that the current constitutional settlement is in need of reform. As part of the Welsh Government’s Co-Operation Agreement with Plaid Cymru, we established the Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales. The Commission’s objectives are to consider and develop options for fundamental reform of the constitutional structures of the United Kingdom, in which Wales remains an integral part, and to develop all progressive principal options to strengthen Welsh democracy and deliver improvements for the people of Wales. We look forward to receiving the Commission’s final report, and to advancing an agenda for constitutional reform building on its conclusions.