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The Silk Commission

Welcome to our website

The Commission on Devolution in Wales was launched by Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan on 11 October 2011.  The Commission, chaired by Paul Silk, has eight unpaid members drawn from Welsh business, academia, the four main political parties and civic society.

The independent Commission has been established to review the present financial and constitutional arrangements in Wales. It will carry out its work in two parts.

The Commission published its report (and Executive Summary) on Part I, which looked at fiscal powers, on Monday 19th November 2012.

The Commission has now begun work on Part II of its remit, reviewing the powers of the National Assembly for Wales. It issued its Call for Evidence on Part II on 29 November 2012 and is interested in hearing the views of as many people across Wales and beyond as possible. 

Over the coming months, there will be a number of ways to engage with the Commission including an online questionnaire, public events and online debates.  Further information will appear on this site in due course.

 The Commission will publish its report on Part II in the Spring of 2014.