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Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the likely effects of implementation of the recommendations in Lord Goldsmith’s report on Citizenship: Our Common Bond, on Wales. (194886)

The Government welcomes Lord Goldsmith’s Review of Citizenship and its contribution to the current debate about modernising our constitution to reflect the world as it is now.

This is an important step towards clarifying the legal and social rights and responsibilities that come with British Citizenship. While we may not agree with everything in the report, there is much here which is interesting.

It is too early to say what implications this review could have for Wales.