3.3 Better Governance for Wales
Following the report of the Richards Commission, the UK Labour government published a White Paper Better Governance for Wales in June 2005. The main changes it proposed were:
- legal separation between the Welsh Assembly Government and National Assembly
- greater legislative powers
- electoral reform.
This consultation was followed by the Government of Wales Act 2006 (the 2006 Act), which received Royal Assent on 25 July 2006.