The decision by the Secretary of State for Wales to pause the legislative process for the Wales Bill not only makes constitutional sense but, say Huw Pritchard and Lleu Williams of the Wales Governance Centre, it’s good politics.
The Secretary of State for Wales, Stephen Crabb, promised to make “significant changes” to the Draft Wales Bill, a promise that has been warmly welcomed by many commentators.
- Remove the necessity test, so that the National Assembly can change the law without the need to apply this test
- Reduce the size of the reservation list in the Draft Wales Bill
- Remove the general restriction on the National Assembly modifying a Minister of the Crown function in devolved areas