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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"For years, confusion has understandably existed among the Welsh public in distinguishing between the 'Welsh Assembly Government and the 'National Assembly for Wales'.
"We will legislate in the near future but, until then, the institution will continue to be known officially by its current statutory name, the National Assembly for Wales, in order to avoid confusion and to minimise cost and disruption."
In 1999 I was elected to the National Assembly for Wales and in May last year I had the honour of being elected as the first female Presiding Officer of the Assembly.
Constitutional Relations Secretary Michael Russell said: This is an unprecedented event: the first time in 20 years of devolution that the Scottish Parliament and National Assembly for Wales have debated the same motion simultaneously.
Pupils visited the Senedd this week where they met Julie Morgan, Assembly Member for Cardiff North, and Elin Jones AM, Llywydd of the National Assembly for Wales, who asked the children about their priorities, which included the environment and the Welsh language.
Out of courtesy it is called the National Assembly for Wales, but in strict reality there is no political or legal national entity called Wales.
CARDIFF: National Assembly For Wales (Senedd) (0300 200 6565), National Assembly For Wales.
THE National Assembly for Wales is to launch an inquiry into the state of the media in Wales.
The company have received a processing and marketing grant from the National Assembly for Wales and have been supported by the WDA's Mid Wales Division, tel:0168 661 3134, alongside Powys County Council and Mid Wales TEC.
Mr Russell said: "The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, as it stands, does not respect the devolution powers of either the Scottish Parliament or the National Assembly for Wales, or fulfil promises by the UK Government.
Contract Awarded to Provide full catering and hospitality services at the National Assembly for Wales for the third consecutive term.
AMS will next week vote on whether the National Assembly for Wales should be called the "Welsh Parliament".

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