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Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the general principles of the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill. Further details about the Bill, the accompanying Explanatory Memorandum and correspondence from the Llywydd and Counsel General can be found on the Bill page

Terms of reference

In scrutinising the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1, the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee will consider-

  • the general principles of the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill and whether there is a need for legislation to deliver the Bill’s stated policy objectives;
  • any potential barriers to the implementation of the provisions and whether the Bill takes account of them;
  • whether there are any unintended consequences arising from the Bill;
  • the financial implications of the Bill (as set out in Part 4 of the Explanatory Memorandum);
  • the appropriateness of the powers in the Bill for Welsh Ministers to make subordinate legislation (as set out in Part 3 of the Explanatory Memorandum);
  • matters relating to the competence of the National Assembly including compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights;
  • balance between the information contained on the face of the Bill and what is left to subordinate legislation; 
  • any matter related to the quality of the legislation;
  • any other matter related to the constitutional implications of the Bill.  

Invitation to contribute to the inquiry

The Committee welcomes evidence on the terms of reference and the provisions contained in the Bill.

Submissions should arrive by 12 April 2019.

If you wish to submit evidence, please send an electronic copy of your submission to:

Providing Written Evidence

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Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.

Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Assembly’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565