20 Years of Devolution

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:27 pm on 11th July 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Crabb Stephen Crabb Conservative, Preseli Pembrokeshire 1:27 pm, 11th July 2019

The hon. Lady makes an important point about accountability. Is she not dismayed, as I sometimes am, that in Wales the true test of accountability, which is the ability to remove a party of government, has not been exercised under devolution? Throughout the past 20 years and all the turbulence of British politics, during which we have seen big changes in Scotland and in Westminster, we have not seen any major changes in Welsh politics. We still have, basically, one-party rule, so accountability is not ever fully exercised.