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Setting up the All Wales convention

The All Wales Convention was set up to gauge the level of public support for giving the National Assembly for Wales full law-making powers. The Convention reported on its findings on 18 November 2009.

The All Wales Convention's objectives were to:

  • Raise awareness and improve understanding of the current arrangements for devolved government in Wales and of the provisions of Part 4 of the Government of Wales Act 2006, and their future implications for the governance of Wales.
  • Facilitate and stimulate a widespread, thorough and participative consultation at all levels of Welsh society on the issue of full law making powers.
  • Prepare an analysis of the views expressed and the evidence presented through this process.
  • Assess the level of public support for giving the National Assembly for Wales primary law making powers.
  • Report to the Welsh Assembly Government on its findings, with recommendations relevant to the holding of a referendum.

The judgement of the All Wales Convention was ”that a ‘yes vote’ in a referendum was obtainable.  However, the evidence collected underlines that there can be no certainty about this”.

View the report and further information on the All Wales Convention site (external website).