Conservative Party Conference

Senior Welsh Tories have been speaking at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.

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Welsh Tory leader on tax powers transfer to Wales

The Welsh Conservative leader has urged the UK government to stop delaying a decision on transferring some tax powers to Wales. Earlier this week the Prime Minister reused to set a date for a decision on the transfer.

It's been delayed for several months already because of a consultation on devolving stamp duty land tax. But Andrew RT Davies says there's a danger that any further wait could risk it being lost altogether.

Tory leader questions Wales Office future

The Welsh Conservative leader has called for a debate on abolishing the Wales Office. Andrew RT Davies says creating a powerful 'Department of the Nations' could give Wales a stronger voice in Westminster than the current set-up.

It's being seen as a veiled criticism of the present Wales Office which is led by a Conservative Secretary of State. Andrew RT Davies says change could prevent Wales being 'marginalised' at a UK level.

Prime Minister refuses to be drawn on Silk report

The Prime Minister has refused to say when there'll be a decision on giving the Welsh Government some tax and borrowing powers. A decision had been expected last Spring but David Cameron says there is now no date planned.

The Tory leader has also repeated his criticism of the Welsh Government's handling of the health service. He's been speaking to our Political Editor Adrian Masters.

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