WQ90006 (e) Tabled on 30/11/2023

Will the Counsel General confirm whether legal difficulties were the reason behind the postponement of the publication of the Senedd Cymru (Electoral Candidate Lists) Bill?

Answered by Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution | Answered on 08/12/2023

As a result of further work required on the legislation, a decision was made not to introduce the Bill at the beginning of this week, as originally anticipated. This further work is ongoing and Members will be updated in due course.

As I have said previously, we are working to create a modern, representative Senedd which reflects the Wales we live in and which supports our democracy today and into the future. As part of our commitment to a stronger, and more representative Parliament, we want a Senedd which truly reflects the people of Wales.

This work is being carried out in collaboration with Rhun ap Iorwerth, the Plaid Cymru designated member, as part of the Co-operation Agreement between the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru.