The Welsh Affairs Committee concludes its pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Wales Bill with two evidence sessions on Thursday 30 January, both in Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster, including hearing from the UK Government.
At 9.30 am the Committee questions the leaders of the opposition political parties in Wales and at 1.30 pm the Committee takes evidence from the Secretary of State for Wales and the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury.
Thursday 30 January, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster
9.30 am, morning meeting
- Andrew RT Davies AM, Leader, Welsh Conservatives;
- Kirsty Williams AM, Leader, Welsh Liberal Democrats; and
- Leanne Wood AM, Leader, Plaid Cymru
1.30 pm, afternoon meeting
- Rt Hon David Jones MP, Secretary of State for Wales; and
- David Gauke MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
Draft Wales Bill
The Government published the draft Wales Bill on 18 December 2013. The purpose of the Bill is to devolve taxation and borrowing powers to the Welsh Government and National Assembly for Wales, following the UK Government’s acceptance of the majority of the Silk Commission’s recommendations. The Bill will also change some of the electoral arrangements for the National Assembly for Wales.