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First Minister sets out priorities for new laws

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The Welsh Government says it will introduce new legislation to end the physical punishment of children in Wales.

A bill will place statutory obligations on all health organisations in Wales to be open and transparent and will ensure lessons are learned and improvements made where necessary. A new independent body will be created.

The Welsh government says it will also bring forward a bill to reduce the voting age to include 16 and 17-year-olds.

A bill will also be introduced to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses on welfare grounds.

The year ahead will be one of the busiest for us in legislative terms since Wales gained primary law-making powers.

Making our statute book ready for EU exit is a big challenge for the Welsh Government and the National Assembly but we must not let this limit our ambitions. We will keep driving forward progress and delivering for the people of Wales.

– Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister