Welsh Government

the executive of the Senedd

The Welsh Government (Welsh: Llywodraeth Cymru) is the executive of the devolved government in Wales.

Welsh Government
Welsh: Llywodraeth Cymru
Established12 May 1999; 24 years ago (1999-05-12)
LeaderFirst Minister
Appointed byMonarch
Main organWelsh Government
Responsible toWelsh Parliament
Annual budget£18.4 billion (2019/20)
HeadquartersCrown Buildings

The Welsh Government is required to explain its actions to the Welsh Parliament, which is the body that creates laws in Wales.

The current First Minister is Mark Drakeford. He was appointed by the Queen on 12 May 2011, who also appointed 10 ministers and deputy ministers. The Counsel General is Theodore Huckle QC.

History change

The Welsh Government and the Senedd (Welsh Parliament; founded as the National Assembly for Wales) were created as separate organisations by the Government of Wales Act 2006.

In the Act, the Government is called the Welsh Assembly Government, but to avoid confusion between National Assembly and the Government, it was renamed the Welsh Government in May 2011,[1] just like the Scottish Government did in 2007.

Structure change

The Welsh Government is made up of several people:

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