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Shaping Life in Wales


Our Assembly Members discuss, debate and make laws that shape life in Wales.  We have powers to change these areas of Welsh life:


  • Agriculture, Forestry, Animals, Plants and Rural Development
  • Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings
  • Culture​​
  • Economic Development
  • Education and Training
  • Environment
  • Fire and Rescue Services and Fire Safety
  • Food
  • Health and Health Services
  • Highways and Transport
  • Housing
  • Local Government
  • National Assembly for Wales
  • Public Administration
  • Social Welfare
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Tourism
  • Devolved Taxes
  • Town and Country Planning
  • Water and Flood Defence
  • Welsh Language

The Assembly has a number of committees which look at each of these areas. See a full list on our committees page .

Discover more about making laws in Wales on our Legislation page.



Get involved

We are your Assembly and we represent you.

There are lots of ways you can get involved in our work, here are just a few.

Your Assembly​

Your Assembly is our dedicated website for young people to learn about the National Assembly for Wales – what it does and how it affects young people living in Wales.

About​ Us

The National Assembly for Wales is the democratically elected body that represents the interests of Wales and its people, makes laws for Wales, agrees Welsh taxes and holds the Welsh Government to account.​



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