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.


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