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Welsh devolution

EDM (Early Day Motion) 178: tabled on 07 December 2023

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that devolution in Wales was established by a 50.3% Yes vote based on a 50.2% turnout in the 1997 referendum; notes that the subsequent 25 years of devolution has brought no tangible benefits to the people of Wales; further notes that the most recent PISA scores show that Wales has the worst educational standards of the nations of the United Kingdom; notes that the health service in Wales is the poorest-performing in the United Kingdom; notes that in 1997 the average salaries in Wales and Scotland were almost identical but in 2023 the average salaries in Wales are 20% lower than in Scotland; notes that economic development in Wales has stalled due to the Welsh Government's refusal to build more roads or carry out improvements to existing ones; notes that economic development is further hampered by the damaging 20 miles per hour default speed limit imposed on the people of Wales leading to anger and frustration among the population; notes that more people have signed a petition to repeal the 20 miles per hour law than voted for the Welsh Government in its entirety in the last Senedd elections; and calls on the UK Government to schedule a referendum so that the people of Wales can have their say on whether they want to keep this failing institution in place or scrap devolution in Wales entirely.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.