Making Justice work in Wales
- This consultation has completed. It ran from Tuesday, 10 March 2020 to Thursday, 4 June 2020
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Response to the consultation
Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation
- Consultation pack PDF 1 MB
- MJW 01 False Allegation Support Organisation UK (FASO UK) PDF 44 KB
- MJW 02 The Law Society PDF 553 KB View as HTML (3) 34 KB
- MJW 03 Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent PDF 220 KB View as HTML (4) 16 KB
- MJW 04 The Parole Board PDF 635 KB View as HTML (5) 30 KB
- MJW 05 Prison Reform Trust PDF 590 KB View as HTML (6) 54 KB
- MJW 06 Children’s Commissioner for Wales PDF 463 KB View as HTML (7) 50 KB
- MJW 07 Equality and Human Rights Commission PDF 558 KB View as HTML (8) 112 KB
- MJW 08 My Death, My Decision PDF 169 KB
- MJW 09 Wales Governance Centre PDF 3 MB
- MJW 10 Welsh Language Commissioner PDF 462 KB
- MJW 11 Youth Justice Board PDF 456 KB View as HTML (12) 49 KB
- MJW 12 The Counsel General – Welsh Government PDF 163 KB
- MJW 13 Policing in Wales PDF 85 KB
Purpose of the consultation
The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee is conducting an inquiry on Making Justice work in Wales. The Committee intends to carry out its inquiry in two parts and would welcome views relevant to the following terms of reference:
Part 1 – Fact finding and looking forward
- To identify and map the Senedd and Welsh Government’s existing responsibilities and functions relating to the scrutiny of justice matters;
- To identify and review the current funding arrangements for justice matters already within the responsibility of the Senedd and Welsh Government;
- To consider the existing operation of justice functions in Wales, including Welsh Government policies in devolved areas and their interaction with the administration of justice;
- To consider the impact of relationships between UK and Welsh competence on specific justice matters and to identify areas of concern;
- To consider how the Senedd could have a more proactive role in the scrutiny of justice, including how justice bodies could engage with the Senedd.
Part 2 – Analysis of how the justice system could operate more effectively in Wales
- Using results of Part 1, to explore any areas of concern in the balance of justice powers and accordingly whether a more coherent and joined up approach to justice policy could be achieved;
- To consider the implications, consequences and practicalities of any potential justice devolution;
- To learns lessons on the approach to scrutiny of justice from UK and other legislatures.
Contributions to the inquiry would be welcome by 4 June 2020.
Providing Written Evidence
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Disclosure of information
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Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:
Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee
Telephone: 0300 200 6565