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​Key events in the development of the National Assembly for Wales

This page provides an outline of the key dates for the National Assembly for Wales. It focuses on administrative and procedural events but also refers to some other political or policy developments.

The Fourth Assembly: 2011 - 2016

Picture of the Senedd representing the Key Events at the National Assembly for Wales during the Fourth Assembly 

The Fourth Assembly ran from 2011 – 2016

During the Fourth Assembly, the legislative process developed further with the new powers gained following the referendum in March 2011, and the transition from Assembly Measures to Acts of the Assembly.

The Third Assembly: 2007 – 2011

Picture of the Siambr representing the Key Events at the National Assembly for Wales during the Third Assembly 

The Third Assembly ran from 2007 – 2011

The Third Assembly saw the introduction of legislative powers under the Government of Wales Act 2006.

The Second Assembly: 2003 - 2007

 

The Second Assembly ran from 2003 – 2007

During this Assembly, the Senedd was completed and opened, giving the Assembly a permanent purpose built home in Cardiff Bay, and a focal point for the political process in Wales.

The First Assembly: 1999 - 2003

This page outlines the Key Events in the Development of the National Assembly for Wales during the First Assembly 

The First Assembly ran from 1999 – 2003

Here you will find key events from the First Assembly, as well as landmark dates leading to the creation of the National Assembly for Wales following the 1997 Referendum on Devolution.

Establishing the Assembly

Picture of the Pierhead representing the Key Events in the development of the establishing the National Assembly for Wales 

Here you will find key events and landmark dates leading to the creation of the National Assembly for Wales following the 1997 Referendum on Devolution.

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Research Sevice publications are compiled for the benefit of Assembly Members and their support staff. Authors are available to discuss the contents of these with Members and their staff but cannot advise members of the general public. We welcome comments on our publications.
 
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