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The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has responded to the publication of the Wales Bill.

First published:
7 June 2016
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government

First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones said:

“I cautiously welcome the progress that has been made towards delivering a Bill which could take Wales forwards; although there is still a considerable way to go to provide the simple, certain and long-lasting settlement Wales needs.

“We will work constructively with the UK Government over the coming months to iron out the detail, while recognising we are unlikely to reach agreement on some important issues where we continue to hold differing views, such as the need for a distinct legal jurisdiction for Wales.

“It is important to recognise that we are not pressing for constitutional change for its own sake – we want the tools to deliver for the people of Wales, and that will always be our guiding principle.”