Mick Antoniw MS, Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution
I am pleased to lay before the Senedd today, the eighth annual report on the Welsh Government’s implementation of Law Commission proposals.
Under Section 3C of the Law Commissions Act 1965, as inserted by Section 25 of the Wales Act 2014, the Welsh Ministers are required to report annually on the extent to which Law Commission proposals relating to Welsh devolved matters have been implemented.
This report covers the period from 15 February 2022 to 14 February 2023 and provides Members with an update about a number of areas that relate to Law Commission proposals as well as information on current and future Law Commission projects.
This report provides updates on the progress made over the last twelve months on a range of issues that have been the subject of Law Commission recommendations. We have introduced legislation relating to wildlife within the Agriculture (Wales) Bill and are committed to delivering a Planning Consolidation Bill, working closely with the Law Commission on its production, and a Bill in relation to Coal Tip Safety in Wales during this Senedd term. We continue to make progress in taking forward Law Commission proposals in relation to taxi and private hire services, leasehold and commonhold reform and devolved Welsh tribunals.
This update and the progress noted demonstrates the importance the Welsh Government places on Law Commission proposals.