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
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.