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Closed petition Hold a referendum on ending devolution in Wales

Hold a referendum on Welsh Devolution and whether the people want the Welsh Senedd to be abolished.

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The establishment of the Welsh Senedd, as an additional layer of government in Wales, was intended to empower the Welsh people and provide them with more control over their own affairs.

We believe the recent controversial implementation of a blanket 20mph speed limit across restricted roads in Wales has shown that the current Welsh Government are not representing the democratic rights of the Welsh people, by ignoring calls for a cease once the estimated economic impact came to light.

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Government responded

This response was given on 12 October 2023

The UK Government has no plans to hold a referendum on the future of devolution in Wales.

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The Government understands and shares many of your frustrations about policies being pursued by the Labour Welsh Government. However, people in Wales have voted in support of devolution in two referendums – to establish the National Assembly for Wales and to provide it with full law-making powers. If you are unhappy with the laws being passed by the Senedd, I would encourage you to use your vote at the ballot box in the next Senedd election.

Wales Office

Welsh devolution debated by MPs

On Tuesday 12 December, MPs took part in a Westminster Hall debate on Welsh devolution. The debate was led by Rob Roberts MP, and Government minister Fay Jones MP responded to the debate on behalf of the Government.

What is a Westminster Hall debate?

Westminster Hall is the second chamber of the House of Commons. Westminster Hall debates give MPs an opportunity to raise local and national issues and receive a response from a government minister. Westminster Hall debates are general debates that do not end in a vote.

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