Crikey. What have we done to deserve it. A new 'government' bill for Wales every week that 'government' sits. Wales could become the Legislation Capitol of the World - at least if Lord Elis-Thomas, our Presiding Officer has his way.
Last week we heard from Her Majesty, The Queen that her loyal Government intends to introduce 29 new Bills in the next session of Parliament. And today I read that our Presiding Officer wants 18 new pieces of legislation introduced by the National Assembly in the first year after it is given the power from next May to come up with new 'Assembly Measures'. I'm not sure what Dafydd has been taking with his coffee but I do not think this is remotely acheivable. 6 more like.
As always I think there is some method behind his madness. I agree with his Lordship that we must get to grips quickly with the new powers and it would be quite nice if we could bore the pants off MPs for retaining their involvement in the Assembly law-making process. But with just 60 AMs, any attempt to rush things will give amunition to those who want to do the Assembly down. I think quality of law-making is more important than quantity. And anyway we have far too many laws and regulations as it is. We should probably have one minister responsible for law-scrapping. Westminster certainly needs one.