Setting up an All Wales Convention is a commitment made in the Labour/ Plaid Cymru coalition's programme of government agreed in June 2007. The programme of government is detailed within One Wales which sets out what the Government plans to do over the course of the next four years.
In One Wales a joint commitment is made by both parties to use the Assembly's current lawmaking powers to the full, and to campaign for a successful outcome of a referendum for full law making powers for Wales.
The All Wales Convention will prepare the ground for a possible referendum on full law making powers for the National Assembly. It will engage widely with the public across Wales, to facilitate a debate about:
- the success of the powers already available to the National Assembly; and about
- the potential case for moving towards full lawmaking powers for the National Assembly.