National Assembly for Wales


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National Assembly for Wales

a devolved council or parliament created by the Government of Wales Act 1998. It is chaired by a Presiding Officer, the equivalent of the Speaker of the House of Commons, who is responsible for the working of the Assembly and relations with the public. The equivalent of council leader is the First Secretary and the equivalent of council convenor or cabinet minister is Assembly Secretary. It has limited powers, mostly those transferred from the Welsh Office. It cannot act beyond its powers or its legislation may be struck down. It has no tax-raising powers.
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A new meat processing plant in Mid Wales, producing high quality burgers, using Welsh meat, has been officially opened by Carwyn Jones AM, Agriculture and Rural Development Secretary for the National Assembly for Wales.
LLOYDS BANK and the National Assembly for Wales are the best two employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Wales.
S4C, the National Assembly for Wales and the Wales Young Farmers Club Federation will be the first to switch to .
AS you are all no doubt aware, the National Assembly for Wales is entering a new and exciting period, where Members have enhanced law-making powers as a result of the referendum in March.
It should be for the National Assembly for Wales to decide its own name, electoral arrangements and internal rules, not Westminster, and it should certainly not be in Westminster's gift to do away with the Assembly altogether.
THE Commission on Devolution in Wales will today publish its report on the powers of the National Assembly for Wales.
HELGA Martin''s letter (Daily Post, January 21) is particularly well-timed due to the forthcoming referendum on granting additional powers to the National Assembly for Wales.
THE man who chaired the committee looking at the future powers of the National Assembly for Wales has taken on another chairing role - of the governors of his old school in Brecon.
Roger Bell, from Lixwm, a pupil at St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School in Flint has won an iPad after taking part in a competition run by the National Assembly for Wales.
The referendum on the possibility on more powers being handed to the National Assembly for Wales is being held on March 3.
9pm - 11pm PS1 COMMUNITY EVENTS CARDIFF: National Assembly For Wales (Senedd) (0300 200 6565), National Assembly For Wales.
The National Assembly for Wales is named as top Welsh public sector employer, with Barclays named as top Welsh private sector employer.

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