Should the National Assembly for Wales change its name?
- This consultation has completed. It ran from Thursday, 8 December 2016 to Friday, 3 March 2017
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Purpose of the consultation
The Assembly Commission is seeking the views of Assembly Members, other stakeholders and members of the public on a proposal to change the name of the National Assembly for Wales.
In July 2016, the Assembly debated whether it should change its name. It agreed that the name of the Assembly should reflect its constitutional status as a national parliament. The Assembly Commission ran a public consultation on this issue from 8 December 2016 to 3 March 2017. The consultation has now closed.
The power for the Assembly to change its name was devolved in the Wales Act 2017. The Act sets out a new constitutional framework for Wales. It is the latest in a series of changes to the powers of the Assembly since its establishment. The Assembly now works like any other Parliament and can pass laws for Wales and agree Welsh taxes.
More information about the changing role and responsibilities of the Assembly is available in the consultation document.
In total, we received 2,821 survey responses from people of all ages and from all across Wales.
The Consultation showed that 61% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that the Assembly should change its name.
The Commission intends to publish the legislation to give effect to those reforms in 2018.
You can also keep up to date with the work of the Commission by following us on Twitter at @AssemblyWales.
Closing Date: 03 March 2017
- Consultation report PDF 5 MB
- Consultation Document
- Online Survey
- Questions to download
- Easy Read Documents
- Information so that you can tell us what you think
- Easy read version of the questions
Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:
Assembly Commission Secretariat
National Assembly for Wales
Telephone: 0300 200 6565