PLAID Cymru has described a fifteen-minute debate on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill's impact on the devolved countries as "farcical".

The bill, and its amendments which will strip the National Assembly for Wales of vital devolved responsibilities, was passed by MPs on Tuesday.

A restrictive programme motion was passed by the UK Government, which meant that MPs were only given 15 minutes to debate amendments relating to devolution.

The motion also meant that amendments put forward by Plaid Cymru and others were unable to be debated.

Responding to the vote to accept the amendments to strip powers away from the devolved countries through the EU Withdrawal Bill, Jonathan Edwards, MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, accused Westminster of "bulldozing".

He said: "The Welsh national interest has been completely ignored by a minority government in Westminster that has bulldozed this Bill through, with no time to vote on vital amendments to stop the disgraceful power grab.

"This farcical debate exposed just how little regard Westminster has for the concerns of Wales.

"The Bill will mark the first time since the inception of our national parliament that its responsibilities will be weakened by Westminster.

"It beggars belief that the Labour Party, who govern in Wales, did not see fit to vote at all on the government's amendment.

"We cannot continue to allow another country to dictate how we run our own affairs in this way.

"We need to rally behind our own national parliament in Wales, and build strong institutions that will enable us to promote our national interests."