Thursday, 24 July 2008

Welsh 'laws': Quality, not quantity needed

Both the BBC and the Wales Online have run stories today about the concerns of Welsh MPs when it comes to legislative proposals from the National Assembly.

The Welsh Affairs select committee say 11 proposed legislative competence orders (LCOs) risk swamping the system, when they expected only four or five.

The assembly's limited powers for more laws, under review by Welsh Secretary Paul Murphy, must win the MPs' backing.

It warns of a “logjam” and says the Assembly and the Wales Office should aim to produce “a reasonable number of high-quality Orders each year rather than allowing volume to swamp the system here and in the Assembly as seems to be happening at the moment”.

It seems the underlying message is QUALITY not QUANTITY when it comes to the Assembly's proposals.

2 comments:

alanindyfed 24 July 2008 at 17:41  

And the ultimate message is to press for a Welsh Parliament with full legislative competency and dispense with the system of LCOs
which is the inevitable and just solution to this problem.

Anonymous 25 July 2008 at 15:14  

Welsh Labour MPs can't cope with the workload - as they vanish on their summer recess until October.

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