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A list of what devolution has given wales so far.

I have noticed recently that many in wales are saying devolution has brought no benifit to wales whatsoever. 

This is a result of the way the media reports any negatives regarding devolution but ignore the huge number of positives and people who want devolution to have failed spreading untruths.

I have decided to make a list from a simple google search of what devolution has given wales so far. 
To say devolution has done anything or has been negative for wales is untrue to say the least.
If i have missed anything let me know and i will ad it. 

Nine new hospitals and huge investment in new hospital equipment 

New Kidney Transplant Unit, PET scanner and Women’s Unit at UHW

New Cardiff and Vale Breast Centre.

North Wales exhibition centre in Colwyn Bay

banning of smoking in public places

The Transport (Wales) Bill

The Commissioner for Older People (Wales) Bill

The Draft Tourism Accommodation Registration (Wales) Bill.

The LGBT staff network was

Free bus travel for pensioners.

More investment in schools, hospitals and doctors’ surgeries

The new Porth/Rhondda Fach Relief Road in my constituency

Leading the way in having an Older People’s Commissioner and Children’s Commissioner.

The £48m ProAct scheme to provide funding for employers facing difficulties in the 

recession and thus safeguarding jobs in Wales.

The much appreciated passenger railway line between Cardiff and Ebbw Vale

Establishment of Farming Connect, an integrated advice service for farmers.

The provision of free school milk for key stage one students in Wales.

A more open and transparent democracy.

Better access to the politicians who are making decisions and a better opportunity to influence the outcome of ministerial deliberations

Biggest investment in school buildings ever.
Thousands more teachers and teaching assistants.

Thousands more modern apprenticeships

Funding for eco-schools.

Reduction in use of plastic bags.

More Blue Flag beaches.

Investment in renewable energy and recycling.

Grants for insulation and new boilers

The passing of the  motion that ensured Welsh students did not pay top-up fees.

The establishment of a new child-centred approach to early years education, particularly Foundation Phase.

Advances in education including the 14 to 19 Pathways, Foundation Phase and the Welsh Baccalaureate.

Devolution has had a positive impact which has resulted in Wales and its people growing in confidence.

Achievement and use of European Structural Funds.

Recognised the full effects of domestic violence and worked with voluntary organisations to support those threatened by it

Provision of free services such as prescriptions, travel for older people and school breakfasts for primary school children.

record levels of investment in public services

free museums and free breakfasts

free prescriptions

Equal representation of men and women

Reducing class sizes

launch of a mortgage rescue scheme to help people faced with losing their homes

Giving the opportunity for people to use Welsh or English in their daily lives

Taking the market out of healthcare

Better access and more help for good causes and charities, for example the extra £2m for 

the Aberfan Memorial Charity and the Aberfan Education Charity

The establishment of the Swansea Medical School

Securing the extra billions of investment from the European Union, through the Objective 

One and convergence funding programs.

Record investment in former industrial areas

Tackling social exclusion

It has been able to establish and support important national institutions such as the Millennium Center and National Botanic Gardens

free swimming for young people, over-60s and disabled people

create a footpath right around the Welsh coastline is opening up our beautiful coast to all.
Educational Maintenance Allowance kept for young people in Wales– scrapped in England
Welsh Jobs Fund promised to create 4,000 jobs for young people

The value of exports from Wales more than doubled between 1999 and 2013" doubled since the set up of the assembly.

If i have missed anything comment below and i will add it to the list. 




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What has devolution done for wales? answer is a hell of a lot. UPDATED LIST.

Wales has benefited greatly from devolution but because of the medias inability to report anything positive, the welsh public have been misled on what devolution has done for them.

Why on earth isn't the media telling the welsh people how much they benefit from devolution? Did you know Wales had around 3 new hospitals in 30 years and 4 new schools before devolution?
Since devolution Wales had to build 18 new hospitals and 22 new schools because of English neglect.
Did you know exports have gone up over 200% since devolution because London wasn't even trying to sell Wales abroad?
This alone is solid proof that the interests of wales is served far better by the welsh people in the welsh parliament.
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The crazy unionist who wouldn't support it regardless of its achievements. He/she would turn Wales into an English county if they could.
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