Electoral Commission Report on the National Assembly for Wales Elections 2016: Government Response:Written statement - HLWS134

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Made on: 14 September 2017
Made by: Lord Duncan of Springbank (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales)
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Electoral Commission Report on the National Assembly for Wales Elections 2016: Government Response

My Right Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Wales (Alun Cairns) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement:

The Government is today publishing its response to the Electoral Commission’s report on the administration of the 2016 elections to the National Assembly for Wales.

We are grateful to the Commission for preparing its report and for its ongoing work to support the administration of elections. We note that, following the implementation of the Wales Act 2017, powers over Assembly elections will be devolved to the National Assembly for Wales and Welsh Ministers. It will therefore be the responsibility of the Welsh Government to implement the Commission’s recommendations in respect of the next scheduled Assembly elections in 2021. The Government will consider the Commission’s wider recommendations in respect of polls that remain non-devolved.

Copies of the Government’s response will be placed in the library of both Houses.

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