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Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has responded to last night's announcement of the Welsh Government's legislative programme for the next twelve months. She's warned ministers that they must consult the opposition parties if they want to get their new laws passed in the Senedd.
The leader of the opposition, Andrew RT Davies has attacked the Welsh Government's legislative programme, claiming that what he called "lazy Labour" isn't delivering for the people of Wales. He also claimed that ministers are showing a reckless approach to law-making.
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
Emergency legislation to give health boards more financial flexibility will be fast-tracked through the Senedd this autumn. The announcement by the First Minister was made as he set out the Welsh Government's legislative programe this evening.
It comes on the day the Wales Audit Office warned of the severe pressure on health boards' budgets. The legislation will allow them to plan for three years rather than just one.