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New Welsh laws

The Welsh Government has set out its legislative programme, listing the new Welsh laws it will ask AMs to pass during the next 12 months.

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First Minister sets out legislative programme

Carwyn Jones has told AMs this evening about eight new Welsh laws his government will ask them to pass during the next 12 months. They include plans to ease NHS finances, to tackle domestic violence and to outlaw fly-grazing, when horses are left on land that does not belong to their owners.

The First Minister also gave a broad outline of when each bill will be introduced into the Senedd.

  • Public Service Workforce Bill -to be introduced by July next year
  • NHS Finance Bill -to be fast-tracked this autumn
  • Housing Bill -to be introduced in November
  • Fly-Grazing and Abandonment of Horses and Ponies Bill -to be introduced by December
  • Higher Education Bill -to be introduced in early 2014
  • Ending Violence against Women and Domestic Abuse Bill -to be introduced next June
  • Future Generations Bill (Formerly Sustainable Development Bill) -to be introduced by July next year
  • Planning Reform Bill -to be introduced by July next year

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