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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I can only assume that the term Welsh Parliament was favoured by our English only speaking members of the electorate who would find it difficult to understand the meaning of the word SENEDD.
But instead of calling it the Welsh Parliament, why not choose one of the other names mooted earlier, Parliament for Wales?
It should be remembered that until recently there was no Scottish or Welsh Parliament, everyone was ruled from Westminster and all British were treated equally.
Beth yn union a olygir gan enw Cymraeg fydd hefyd yn cael ei adnabod fel "Welsh Parliament"?
On balance, the most popular choice was Members of the Welsh Parliament however the commission has decided to put forward a proposal to call them Welsh Parliament Members, in keeping with the current title of Assembly Members.
The option of Welsh Parliament had been on the table, but the idea has reportedly been watered down after the phrase disappeared from official papers.
THE title of the National Assembly for Wales should be changed to the Welsh Parliament, a leading Tory says today.
PUSHING for a referendum on a Welsh Parliament should not be Labour's priority, new Welsh Secretary Paul Murphy told his party's conference yesterday.
Rhodri Morgan and Labour will today tell the Richard Commission they are against more powers for the Welsh Assembly and will argue against a Welsh Parliament for the foreseeable future.
In June 2017 a decision to rename the Assembly to Welsh Parliament, or Senedd Cymru, was announced following the backing of a public consultation.
A Welsh Parliament would have had 95 members with 34 members elected to the Westminster Parliament but it stated that this should be considered a provisional figure "until English affairs are dealt with by an English legislature."
This came to light as a result of Dr Lwis' observations that the Queen failed to say a few words in Welsh at the opening of the Welsh Parliament in Cardiff as she did in Gaelic on a similar visit to the Republic of Ireland recently.