Delyn MP, Rob Roberts introduced a Bill in the House of Commons to make provision for a referendum on devolution in Wales on Wednesday 18th October.
Mr Roberts, who has previously been critical of The Senedd, has prepared and laid a Bill for its first reading in the House of Commons chamber.
After presenting the Bill for its first reading, Mr Roberts said:
“After 25 years of devolution in Wales, I firmly believe it is time that the people of Wales get to say whether they want to keep it or not.
“Devolution in Wales was originally voted on in 1997. Devolution was meant to ensure that those in power understood the specific issues that impact Welsh people and that the decisions taken represented the whole of Wales. Time has moved on, and Wales has moved on. Wales’ people, economy, education, and health services are arguably worse off now under a Devolved Government.
“Both Plaid and Welsh Labour are keen to block Welsh people from having their say. I hope this bill is the first step in getting to a place where the people of Wales can decide on their future."
When this session of Parliament ends shortly, and a new one begins with the new King’s Speech on November 7th, this Bill will need to be re-introduced in order for it to make progress through the Parliamentary system. Mr Roberts is hopeful that the issue will receive support for its passage from the UK Government so that the people of Wales can have their say.