Understanding devolution in Wales
Understanding devolution in Wales

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Free course

Understanding devolution in Wales

5.3 All Wales Convention

As part of the One Wales commitment to a referendum on more powers for the Assembly, the All Wales Convention was launched in July 2008. It had two purposes: to explain the current system and prepare the ground for a potential referendum on law-making powers.

The Convention concluded that the majority of voters in Wales did not understand the current law-making arrangements and recommended a move towards primary law-making powers following a referendum as required in GoWA 2006.

In February 2010, the Assembly had endorsed such a referendum. The UK Government scheduled legislation enabling it to be held on 3 March 2011, two months ahead of the fourth Assembly elections.

DEV_1

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to University-level study, we offer two introductory routes to our qualifications. You could either choose to start with an Access module, or a module which allows you to count your previous learning towards an Open University qualification. Read our guide on Where to take your learning next for more information.

Not ready for formal University study? Then browse over 1000 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus371