|Welsh: Llywodraeth Cymru|
|Established||12 May 1999|
|Main organ||Welsh Government|
|Responsible to||Welsh Parliament|
|Annual budget||£18.4 billion (2019/20)|
The Welsh Government is required to explain its actions to the Welsh Parliament, which is the body that creates laws in Wales.
History[change | change source]
The Welsh Government and the Senedd (Welsh Parliament; founded as the National Assembly for Wales) were created as separate organisations by the Government of Wales Act 2006.
In the Act, the Government is called the Welsh Assembly Government, but to avoid confusion between National Assembly and the Government, it was renamed the Welsh Government in May 2011, just like the Scottish Government did in 2007.
Structure[change | change source]
The Welsh Government is made up of several people:
- The First Minister
- Up to 12 ministers and deputy ministers, who are chosen by the First Minister
- The Counsel General, who is chosen by the First Minister and then approved by the Welsh Parliament.