David Cameron has promised Martin McGuiness and Peter Robinson, that he will honour Gordon Brown's pledge to provide the Stormont Government with £1 billion to pay for the transfer of power over policing and criminal justice from Westminster to Stormont. Part of the billion pounds will also pay for legacy issues arising out of the troubles.
So here we have it, Scotland has devolved authority over Policing, Northern Ireland will soon have the power but what about Wales? Devolvement of Policing and Criminal Justice to Northern Ireland can't have been easy with their recent past history, and in comparison it should be a relatively simple task to devolve the same powers to the Welsh Assembly Government.
Plaid Cymru MP's have been calling for criminal justice to be devolved for some time so why isn't it happening? Whenever the National Assembly want powers in any other areas they go for an LCO, so why not an LCO on Policing and Criminal Justice? Is it because there is no will by AM's for this to happen?