The lady's not for turning
A few weeks ago a couple of ambassadors from the Assembly came to Broadcasting House in Llandaf. They were on a mission to explain to journalists what the Assembly and the Assembly Government can and can't do.
They happened to mention the inquiry into presumed consent for organ donation: should presumed consent - or perhaps could it be - introduced in Wales.
"So ... are you saying that if presumed donation went ahead in Wales" asked someone who'd been taking copious notes, "that if died here your body would be treated one way but if you happened to die during an away-day to Hereford, you'd be treated ... differently?"
That's devolution for you. It means you could be treated differently in Wales - dead or alive.
You get the feeling that today, NHS staff in Wales will be rather more interested in the latter.
What will they be making of Edwina Hart's rebuffal of plans to offer staff working in Welsh hospitals extra legal protection from violence and abuse, as is being offered to their English colleagues?
Not a lot says Baroness Finlay of Llandaff. Going it alone is 'madness' and will lead to a brain-drain from Welsh hospitals.
Not a lot says Alun Michael MP who - having turned his fire on Whitehall officials for failing to keep Wales in the loop - has had to retrain his fire, rather quickly, on those who wanted to stay out of the loop.
It took her a while but when the Health Minister came out, she came out fighting.
She's not interested in doing things in a particularly 'Welsh' way. She's interested in doing things in the best way possible and that, she says, on this occasion is her way and not Whitehall's.
Who needs new laws? What healthworkers need is real, practical protection, not laws that look good on paper but are rarely used to offer real protection.
What sort of practical protection might she offer then? She'll tell us in a few months' time but let's be clear: Mrs Hart was not for turning.
But hang on a minute. Doesn't this whole story turn on the fact that though health is a devolved matter, criminal justice is not? And so isn't it up to the Justice Department to include Wales in its new legislation, whether the Welsh Health Minister likes it or not?
Yes it is. And as if to underline the point, a statement arrives from the Ministry of Justice. It's not dissimilar to the one they released yesterday.
Spot the small but crucial difference.
Yesterday: "Health is a devolved matter in Wales ... We are discussing the issue of the extension of this provision to NHS premises in Wales with the Department of Health, Wales Office and the Welsh Assembly Government."
Today: "Health is a devolved matter in Wales ... We are discussing the issue of the extension of this provision to NHS premises in Wales with the Wales Office and the Department of Health".
Which means the iron Health Minister might not turn but the UK government will do it for her.
That's devolution for you.