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UK Govt's Welsh powers views

The UK Government publishes its evidence to the Silk Commission - which looks at the potential for further Welsh powers. It makes no specific proposals for change, but highlights potential problems with devolving policing and non-nuclear energy.

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Plaid Cymru responds to UK Government Silk Submission

Plaid Cymru's Westminster leader, Elfyn Llwyd MP, has responded to the UK Government's submission to the Silk Commission by criticising what he's calling the lack of depth and direction to the 114 page document.

This is a very disappointing submission which clearly shows that the UK Government has little interest in securing a stronger , more efficient devolution settlement for Wales.

It offers no real ambition or vision for our nation.

This is further evidence that the UK Government is completely out of touch with public opinion given the consecutive polls in Wales have shown a growing appetite for greater autonomy.The evidence also reveals the lack of consensus between the ConDems in Westminster and their colleagues in Cardiff who are completely undermined by today's publication

– Plaid Cymru 's Westminster leader, Elfyn Llwyd MP

The MP went on to say;

We now wait with much anticipation to hear whether Labour MP's from Wales are willing to endorse the Welsh Government's submission.

In start contrast to the Unionist discord, Plaid Cymru's submission to the Silk Commission makes a united and convincing case for a fairer and more robust devolution settlement.

We fully support the transfer of powers in all- important fields such as justice and policing, energy generation, broadcasting and transport in order to deliver greater transparency and accountability in a better Wales.

– Plaid Cymru 's Westminster leader, Elfyn Llwyd MP

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