Appointment of the next Children’s Commissioner for Wales »The current Children's Commissioner's tenure will come to an end on 28 February 2015.Learn more »
Minister wants bigger role for National Parks
National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are integral to Wales’ national identity and are recognised internationally.
- £6.2 million IT investment in North Wales healthcare
- Funding for new Life Sciences Innovation Village in Cardiff
- Minister wants bigger role for National Parks
- Consultation on Service Framework for the Treatment of People with a Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problem 2015
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
- Provisions for the proposed Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Wales) 2015 and amendments to the Compensation and Pension Schemes 2007
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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Consultation on a Separate Legal Jurisdiction for Wales
Currently, laws made in Wales, for Wales, still form part of the law of England and Wales. This is because England and Wales share a single legal jurisdiction. This is not the case in Scotland and Northern Ireland who have separate legal jurisdictions.
There has been much discussion about whether or not Wales should also be a separate legal jurisdiction. In 2011, the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones made a speech to the Legal Wales Conference announcing the need for a public debate on the issue of a Separate Legal Jurisdiction for Wales.
The purpose of the consultation is to seek views on the specific aspects of a potential Welsh jurisdiction and the underlying issues beneath the broader questions of:
- what is meant by the term “separate legal jurisdiction”;
- whether there are any essential features for the existence of a separate legal jurisdiction and, if so, what they might be;
- what the consequences of having a separate Welsh legal jurisdiction might be; and
- what the potential advantages and disadvantages of a separate Welsh legal jurisdiction would be.
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