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Mick Antoniw MS, Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution

First published:
19 February 2024
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Today I am pleased to lay before the Senedd the ninth annual report on the implementation by the Welsh Government of Law Commission proposals that relate to Welsh devolved matters. 

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 devolved matters have been implemented.

This report covers the period from 15 February 2023 to 14 February 2024 and provides Members with an update on a number of areas that relate to Law Commission proposals as well as information on current and future Law Commission projects.

The 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. This includes passing the Agriculture (Wales) Act 2023, which includes provision for a complete ban on the use of snares and cable restraints, and was the subject of consideration and recommendation in the Law Commission’s report on Wildlife Law. We also continue to make progress in taking forward Law Commission proposals in relation to taxi and private hire services, devolved Welsh tribunals and planning law. 

This update and the progress noted demonstrate the value of the Law Commission’s proposals to the work of the Welsh Government.