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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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'Clear road map' for Assembly powers - Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru MP Jonathan Edwards has welcomed the Silk Commission opinion poll finding, saying that they provide a 'clear road map' for further devolution of power to the Assembly.

The research shows that the people of Wales have far more faith in the National Assembly than the UK parliament and that an overwhelming majority want to see further powers devolved to Wales.

The results mirror the historic referendum victory of 2011.

A clear majority support the devolution of energy policy, policing and broadcasting. This provides a clear road map of the powers that should be devolved to Wales.

All of these were in Plaid Cymru's submission to the Silk Commission as we continue to lead the debate on the political future of our country. The London parties are way behind the curve of public opinion in Wales. The UK government should bring forward a new Government of Wales Act during this parliament to enact the findings of its own Silk Commission.

– Jonathan Edwards MP, Plaid Cymru

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