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Introduction to law in Wales
Introduction to law in Wales

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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.