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Introduction to law in Wales
Introduction to law in Wales

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9 Conclusion

The debates over whether the Assembly could gain further powers or whether there should be a separate Welsh legal jurisdiction will continue in the future. The significance of events in the past fifteen years should not be overlooked, though – as the Constitutional Committee for the Assembly has stated:

The Third Assembly was the first time for primary legislation to be made in Wales, on purely Welsh matters, for hundreds of years. It was the first time in our history that such laws had been made by a democratically elected body responsible to all the people of Wales.

Constitutional Affairs Committee, 2011, para. 85