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First Minister Carwyn Jones has responded to proposals for a major transfer of additional powers to Scotland by saying that Wales should be offered the same. But he added that the Welsh Government would then choose what to accept and that he continues to have concerns about income tax powers.
Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith says the Smith Commission blueprint for giving new powers to the Scottish Parliament should not simply be translated into a plan for Wales.
The Labour MP says that the people of Wales should 'decide for themselves' what powers should be transferred in any future devolution. And he's repeated his warning that income tax devolution poses 'far more risks than benefits for Wales.'
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Plaid Cymru has welcomed the Smith Commission's plan for future devolution to Scotland but says it's disappointed that it 'doesn't fulfil' the promises given to Scottish voters during the independence referendum campaign.
Plaid MP Jonathan Edwards says Wales must now be offered the same powers as those offered to Scotland.
Latest ITV News reports
The Smith Commission is expected to set out new powers for the Scottish Parliament that could lead to major change for Wales
Close interest is being paid in Wales to the recommendations of the Smith Commission for future devolution to Scotland