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Counsel General for Wales sets out plans to make Welsh law more accessible

The Counsel General for Wales has launched a consultation on proposed steps to make Welsh law more accessible through “classification, consolidation and codification”.

In a written statement Jeremy Miles AM said: “This is a vision for the future, one in which all laws that fall within the legislative competence of the Senedd are in order, easy to navigate, available in up-to-date form and as understandable as the complexity of the content allows.

“Achieving this requires a revamp of the statute book. This will be done by instigating a system of classification of existing law so that it can be organised by reference to its subject matter; through subsequent consolidation of that law in accordance with the subject classification; and, once order is achieved in this way, a process of codification intended to keep the law in order. It also means improving our communication about the law both by better publishing and providing more explanatory material about legislation.”

The consultation document sets out what the Welsh Government means by classification, consolidation and codification and outlines other related projects.

More information on the consultation can be found here.