Published on 03 March 2011 09:30 AM
Wales is voting today in a referendum on whether the National Assembly for Wales should have law-making powers.
The Assembly currently has responsibility for 20 devolved areas including healthcare, transport, economic development, education and housing.
At present, the Assembly has to go to the government in Westminster to request for powers to make laws as and when necessary.
Today’s vote is to determine whether the Assembly will be able to make its own laws without asking permission from Westminster.
The “Yes” campaign – ‘Yes for Wales’ says a vote to introduce law-making powers will make the Assembly more efficient.
The “No” campaign – ‘True Wales’, says the Assembly does not need any law-making powers and that it has poor track record during its 11 years of existence.