§ Mr. Paul Murphy
My Office has responsibility for ensuring that the devolution settlement for Wales continues to be implemented as effectively as possible. This includes monitoring the mechanisms and procedures which have been put in place to deliver devolution.
The concordats are informal and flexible agreements to which both parties commit themselves. The overarching and bilateral concordats provide for a review by the parties to them after one year of operation and thereafter at regular intervals.
The Joint Ministerial Committee also keeps the broad operation of the settlement under review and looks at the effectiveness of concordats and bilateral relations in general.