'Toothless' Tory leader urged to pressure Westminster

The Welsh Conservative leader should put pressure on his Westminster colleagues to speed up a decision on transferring tax and borrowing powers, according to a Labour AM. The transfer was recommended last year by the Silk Commission, but the UK Government still hasn't given its response.

Andrew RT Davies has recently urged the UK Government to stop delaying the decision, but he should put public pressure on his Conservative colleagues in Westminster, according to Swansea East AM Mike Hedges.

I cannot remember a more toothless Welsh Tory leader. He seems to be utterly ignored not only by his Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Wales but his own colleagues in Cardiff Bay.

If he’s got any real sway within Tory ranks, he should stop dithering and put pressure on his Westminster colleagues to remove their roadblock on progress and give the Welsh Labour Government the tools to deliver for the people of Wales.

The Wales Office has said it takes the Silk Commission recommendations seriously but that it needs to make sure the decision is taken carefully and considers the findings of a consultation on Stamp Duty Land Tax.