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The law-making process in England and Wales
The law-making process in England and Wales

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2 Democracy

It is important to be able to explain what is meant by democracy and to be able to discuss the issues surrounding devolution in Wales. A number of changes have taken place since 1999 which devolved (transferred) some of the law-making powers from the Westminster Parliament to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Devolution in the UK is ongoing and this course will develop the discussion by examining the role of the National Assembly in Wales (the Senedd) and how the Assembly Members (AMs) are a democratically elected body.

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