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The Silk Commission

Welcome to our website

The work of the Commission on Devolution in Wales is now complete.  We would like to thank everybody who contributed and helped inform our work.  Here you can find a record of our work.

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

The independent Commission was established to review the present financial and constitutional arrangements in Wales. It carried 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.

On 3 March 2014, the Commission published its report (and Executive Summary) on Part II of its remit on the wider powers of the National Assembly for Wales.

Subject to availability, Commission members can be available to address interested organisations or groups on the Commission’s work and reports.