Gareth Davies, MS for the Vale of Clwyd, was proud to support North Wales Women's Centre and discuss the devolution of the criminal justice system during a debate in the Senedd.
During the debate, Gareth told Members:
''I wanted to take the opportunity of this debate to highlight the good work they do for women, not only in my constituency, but across the region of north Wales. And as you mentioned as well, they have the outreach centres in Bangor and Wrexham as well, so it's really positive to see the good work that they do.''
Gareth also highlighted a visit he had to the Centre late last year and attended a seminar there. He added to his remarks by saying:
''The common theme that came from the seminar was indeed the devolution of the criminal justice system for women... To me anyway, everything that is around the periphery of the justice system—things like hospitals, healthcare, social care and also housing as well—are all devolved things.
We talk in this Chamber every week about the latest failure of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, shortages in social care workers, children's services. We talk about that every week here in the Senedd, and also the shortage of housing. So, I'm not too sure, personally, that devolution is the golden pathway to improving criminal justice for women''.