The legislative programme for the First Session was outlined by Her Majesty on Thursday 19 December. This statement provides a summary of the programme and its application to Wales. It does not include draft bills, Law Commission bills or Finance Bills.
This Government will get Brexit done. We have introduced the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill to implement the deal agreed by the Prime Minister, which will ensure our exit from the EU on 31 January. We will end the uncertainty and leave as one United Kingdom, allowing us to move on and unleash the potential of all four nations. Together, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are safer, stronger and more prosperous, and as such the Government remains committed to strengthening the Union.
The legislative programme for this session will deliver on the opportunities Brexit brings for the whole of the United Kingdom. The Government expects that the return of powers from the EU will lead to a significant increase in the decision-making powers of the Devolved Administrations. It will mean that decisions and powers sit in the right place and closer to people than ever before.
Getting Brexit done will allow us to focus on delivering important domestic reform delivering benefits in Wales and across the United Kingdom. The programme includes an ambitious set of measures to support citizens across all nations of the UK.
The following bills would apply to Wales (either in full or in part).