Mark Drakeford MS, First Minister of Wales
I am pleased to lay before the Senedd today, the seventh annual report on the Welsh Government’s implementation of Law Commission proposals.
Under Section 3C of the Law Commissions Act 1965, as inserted by Section 25 of the Wales Act 2014, the Welsh Ministers are required to report annually on the extent to which Law Commission proposals relating to Welsh devolved matters have been implemented.
This report covers the period from 15 February 2021 to 14 February 2022, and provides Members with an update about a number of areas that relate to Law Commission proposals as well as information on current and future Law Commission projects.
Progress has been made over the last twelve months on a range of issues that have been the subject of Law Commission recommendations. We have formally committed to deliver a Planning Consolidation Bill during this Senedd term, working closely with the Law Commission on the production of the Bill. We have published a set of principles for electoral reform in Wales and have made further progress in taking forward Law Commission proposals in relation to taxi and private hire services, leasehold and commonhold reform, wildlife law and devolved Welsh tribunals.
This report also provides information about how we are engaging with the Law Commission on its current and future projects. This includes important work relating to coal tip safety legislation and automated vehicles.
This update and the progress noted demonstrates the importance the Welsh Government places on Law Commission proposals.