Posted: Thu 8th Dec 2016

Should the National Assembly for Wales change its name?

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Dec 8th, 2016

The Assembly Commission is seeking the views from members of the public on a proposal to change the name of the National Assembly for Wales.

The Wales Bill 2016 is currently going through the UK Parliament, it sets out a new constitutional framework for Wales.

If passed, it will change the devolution settlement to a reserved powers model and give powers to the Assembly to control its electoral and internal operational arrangements, including the power to change its name.   

This Bill is the latest in a series of changes to the powers of the Assembly since its establishment and the Assembly now works like any other Parliament and can pass laws for Wales and agree

Welsh taxes.

The Assembly debated this issue in July and it was agreed that the name of the Assembly should reflect its constitutional status as a national parliament and that we needed to hear views from across Wales.

The Assembly Commission has therefore launched the consultation below seeking your views.

For more information on the changing role and responsibilities of the Assembly, and how it might change its name, pread the consultation document.

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