Mick Antoniw MS, Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution
Further to my Oral Statement this afternoon, I am sharing the broad objectives of the Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales, below.
The Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales
The Commission has two broad objectives:
- To consider and develop options for fundamental reform of the constitutional structures of the United Kingdom, in which Wales remains an integral part;
- To consider and develop all progressive principal options to strengthen Welsh democracy and deliver improvements for the people of Wales.
The Commission will be co-chaired by Professor Laura McAllister and Dr Rowan Williams. Including the co-chairs, the Commission will comprise 11 members drawn from a broad range of political opinion and sections of Welsh society. The Commission will be supported in its work by a Secretariat and a Panel of Experts.
In carrying out its work the Commission should develop a programme of inclusive engagement with civic society and the Welsh public to stimulate a national conversation; and commission research, analysis and expert opinion through a Panel of Experts established for this purpose.
The Commission should produce an interim report by the end of 2022.
It should produce a full report with recommendations by the end of 2023.