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Most for more Assembly powers

A majority of people think the National Assembly for Wales should be given increased powers, according to a new opinion poll carried out for the Silk Commission which is looking at the Assembly's responsibilities.

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'Significant' minority want education and health handed back to London

Most people backed the Assembly retaining the powers it has in six key areas: tourism, agriculture, housing, roads, education and health. But a significant minority want to see responsibility for health and education returned to London.

20% said education should be the responsibility of the UK Parliament and Government and 27% said the NHS should be administered from London. The survey points out that these are two areas which received most media coverage.

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