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Should the National Assembly for Wales change its name?

Purpose of the consultation

The Assembly Commission is seeking the views of Assembly Members, other stakeholders and members of the public on a proposal to change the name of the National Assembly for Wales.

Why now?

The Wales Act 2017 sets out a new constitutional framework for Wales. It changes the devolution settlement to a reserved powers model and gives powers to the Assembly to control its electoral and internal operational arrangements, including the power to change its name.

This Act is the latest in a series of changes to the powers of the Assembly since its establishment. The Assembly now works like any other Parliament and can pass laws for Wales and agree Welsh taxes.

The Assembly Commission feels the time is right to consider whether the name ‘National Assembly for Wales’ is still the most accurate term for the institution and its increased responsibilities. They have launched the consultation below seeking your views.

For more information on the changing role and responsibilities of the Assembly, and how it might change its name, please read the consultation document.

How to take part

There are two ways you can get your views to us:

Freepost address:

Write on the back of the envelope: FAO Assembly Commission Secretariat

For more information on the consultation process please see Frequently Asked Questions.

Closing Date: 08 March 2016

Supporting documents

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Assembly Commission Secretariat
National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1NA

Telephone: 0300 200 6565



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