Changes needed for Welsh legal identity
CHANGES to Wales's jurisdiction will need to be made if it is to have a greater legal identity, a committee has said.
Members of the National Assembly's Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee has concluded that the current system, in which Wales is included in the same jurisdiction as England, would require amendments.
"The committee believes that a separate legal jurisdiction system in Wales is constitutionally viable, but the issue of whether one should be established or not is ultimately a political decision, chairman David Melding AM said. "It became clear during the course of our inquiry however that an emerging Welsh legal identity will, in the short term, require practical changes to the current system.
"Such changes would also have the added benefit of making a move to a separate jurisdiction easier in the future, if such a decision is made."
However, Mr Melding said the people of Wales would need to be consulted.