Rejected petition To ban the flying and display of the union flag. In Wales

I along with many Welsh people find the sight of the union flag in Wales offensive. It has no representation of Wales upon it. I understand the act of union but there are many 16th century laws no longer in use.

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about something that the Senedd or Welsh Government is not responsible for.

The Government of Wales Act 2006 establishes the extent of the Senedd’s power to make new laws and amend existing law (also known as legislative competence). Schedules 7A and 7B of the 2006 Act set out the issues which are ‘restricted’ or ‘reserved’ - i.e. areas where the UK Parliament, not the Senedd, can legislate.

The Government of Wales Act contains several ‘reservations’ which mean that the Senedd does not possess the power to take the action called for within your petition, including the “union of England and Wales” and management of the crown estate. As a result, it is not possible for the Senedd to take the action called for by your petition.

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