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The Silk Commission

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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 is now working on Part II of its remit, reviewing the powers of the National Assembly for Wales.  The Commission will publish its report on Part II in the Spring of 2014.