Presiding Officer looks forward to working with Secretary of State to deliver for Wales

Published 11/05/2015   |   Last Updated 11/05/2015

​Statement from the Presiding Officer:

"I welcome the Prime Minister's commitment to deliver further devolution to Wales following Thursday's General Election.

"It is essential that the Assembly's voice is heard loud and clear in the discussions that will now take place over the coming weeks and months.

"I will be seeking to meet with the Secretary of State for Wales as soon as possible.

"While I welcome the indications that the new Government will move quickly, I want to ensure they also get it right. There must be opportunities to scrutinise any new proposals and consider their impact on Wales and the implications for the UK as a whole.

"The St David's Day announcement set a course to place the National Assembly on a firm and permanent footing. It signified the shift in the balance of power between Westminster and the Assembly which I had called for and will enable us finally to determine our own affairs like any other parliament. We must be certain that any new reserved powers model offers us a settlement that lets us legislate with clarity and coherence for the good of Wales".