Final countdown for All Wales Convention
Last week's National Eisteddfod in Bala marked the last public engagement as part of the All Wales Convention's efforts to engage the Welsh public in the debate on more law-making powers for the National Assembly. Sir Emyr Jones Parry chaired a lively Hawl i Holi (Question Time) event on the Welsh Assembly Government stand and was joined by All Wales Convention Executive Committee members Aled Edwards and John Jones. The Scarlets rugby team also pledged their support for the All Wales Convention on the Maes.
The final stages of the devolution debate are a matter of days away, but there is still a chance to make any views heard with the Convention accepting formal comments via the website until Friday 21st August.
Sir Emyr Jones Parry, said:
"Whether it is culture, sport or politics, everyone has an opinion and it was certainly no different on the Eisteddfod Maes. From the Hawl i Holi session to meeting the Scarlets players, all of Wales was seemingly on show in that one field in Bala - a microcosm of Welsh society and which someway reflected our consultation across Wales. It was a great place to bring our tour of Wales to a close and it was particularly pleasing to see the devolution debate maturing over this time.
"We may be nearing the end of the road for the public consultation element of our work, but there is still a week or so to go before we must close our evidence gathering for good. Please make sure you post any comments via the Convention's website before August 21st.
"However as a Convention we have a long way to go yet. We now have the considerable task of gathering and collating all the evidence received over the past seven months and presenting the results in the form of a final report to the Assembly before the year is out."