Statement on Commission on Devolution in Wales: 18 November 2013

18 November 2013

Secretary of State for Wales, Mr David Jones, made a statement in the House of Commons on 18 November 2013 on the Commission on Devolution in Wales. Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Owen Smith, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition

Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available three hours after they happen in Today’s Commons Debates.

Related Information

Silk Commission

The Silk Commission was established by the Secretary of State for Wales to review the present financial and constitutional arrangements in Wales. The Commission is chaired by Paul Silk, former Clerk to the National Assembly for Wales and a former Clerk in the House of Commons.
 
The review was spilt into two parts; the first part reviewed the case for fiscal powers to the National Assembly for Wales. The second part looked at the powers of the Assembly and recommended modifications to improve the present constitutional arrangements.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produce briefing papers to inform MPs of key issues. The Library has produced a briefing paper on the Silk Commission. 

About Oral statements

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Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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