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The Rt Hon Mark Drakeford AM, First Minister of Wales

First published:
24 October 2019
Last updated:

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

I am pleased to inform the Assembly that the Commission on Justice in Wales chaired by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd has today published its report, “Justice in Wales for the people of Wales”. 

The publication of the Commission’s report is an important landmark.  It is the product of an unprecedentedly broad survey of the many challenges faced in providing an effective justice system for Wales. The comprehensive approach and the range of evidence gathered is unlikely to be repeated.

I am extremely grateful to Lord Thomas and all of the members of the Commission for their enormous efforts.

The report is available online in English and Welsh at and

It is also my intention that there will be an oral statement on the report after the forthcoming recess.