Inquiry into the establishment of a separate Welsh jurisdiction
Since the referendum result on 3 March 2011 gave the National Assembly extensive powers to make laws for Wales, the issue of whether Wales should become a separate legal jurisdiction has become a matter of public interest and discussion. In particular, the First Minister has indicated that he intends to initiate a public debate about whether a separate Welsh jurisdiction is needed.
The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee believed that these developments provided a good opportunity for the technical aspects of this question to be examined and therefore agreed to conduct an inquiry.
Further background on developments that led the Committee to this view were set out in a paper prepared by the Assembly’s Research Service, which is provided below.
The Committee sought views on the following specific matters as well as on any other matter relevant to the inquiry:
Business type: Committee Inquiry
First published: 03/07/2013
- Inquiry into a Separate Welsh Jurisdiction - Report - December 2012
- Call for evidence
- Call for written evidence PDF 190 KB View as HTML (4) 132 KB
- Inquiry responses
- Consultation responses PDF 7 MB
- RT Hon Lord Morris of Aberavon, KG, QC PDF 282 KB
- Winston Roddick PDF 59 KB
- Lord Carlile of Berriew C.B.E., Q.C. - Lord Richard Commission PDF 72 KB View as HTML (9) 96 KB
- Lord Carlile of Berriew C.B.E., Q.C - Press Release PDF 52 KB View as HTML (10) 30 KB
- Alan Trench
- Professor John Williams PDF 458 KB
- Research Service Background Briefing PDF 221 KB View as HTML (13) 212 KB