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Counsel General’s speech for Bevan Foundation calls for justice devolution

August 6th 2018

The Counsel General for Wales, Jeremy Miles AM, addressed the Bevan Foundation’s session at the 2018 Eisteddfod in Cardiff on 4th August.

The Bevan Foundation was privileged that the Counsel General for Wales, Jeremy Miles AM, gave an impassioned speech at its ‘Cymdeithasau’ session at the Eisteddfod on Saturday 4th August 2018.

In his speech, the Counsel General said he ‘firmly believed that justice should be devolved in future’.  He questioned the current devolution settlement as being based on a flawed aim of retaining a single legal jurisdiction. Instead he said that:

Decisions about what should, or should not, be devolved to Wales should be based on a vision of a coherent system of government which can improve people’s lives. They should not be based on a simple accumulation of powers in the abstract and equally they should not, as has been the case too often, just be based on what has gone before.

Jeremy Miles also said that the opening up of the Senedd to the Eisteddfod was a symbol of the Assembly’s transparency and accessibility.

Read the transcript of the Counsel General’s speech here in English and Welsh.

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