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Understanding devolution in Wales
Understanding devolution in Wales

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5 Inter-institutional relations

The devolution settlements agreed between 1997 and 1999 lacked robust provisions for how the constituent parts of the UK would interact. A system of joint ministerial committees was established to coordinate relationships, however this is a consultative body which convenes at the wish of UK Government, so it is not viewed by the devolved nations as particularly effective. As time has gone on, the lack of robust provisions has become more problematic.