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Silk Commission: Coming to a location near you

Published 21 February 2012

The Commission on Devolution in Wales has today announced the first of a series of public events to hear the views of people across Wales on whether the Welsh Government should have tax varying and borrowing powers.

During March a number of events have been arranged in Swansea, Mid and North Wales all aimed at encouraging people to have their say on Wales’s  financial future.  

There will be a variety of different events including public events, panel discussions, coffee morning drop in sessions, a business breakfast and formal evidence gathering sessions.  Full details of the events are available at

Further events are planned in South and West Wales during April and May.

Paul Silk, Chair of the Commission said: “Hearing the views of people across Wales is hugely important to us as a Commission and will help inform our deliberations.  We have always said that we want to engage as widely as possible and these events will help us do that.

“We have arranged a variety of different events in order to cater for everyone.  While some may feel comfortable in a more formal setting like an evidence gathering session or public event, others may prefer the more informal atmosphere of a drop in session.  I hope that the range of events we have planned will cater for everyone’s needs and encourage people to attend and put forward their views.

“This of course is just the first set of events, starting in Swansea and then focusing on Mid and North Wales.  Over the coming months, we will have further events in South and West Wales and details will be available on our website.  I would like to encourage as many people as possible to attend and take the opportunity to have their say.”


The following events have been arranged for March:

  • 15 March 2012     6.30-8pm           Public Event at Swansea Grand Theatre,    Swansea


  • 27 March 2012      3-4pm                Evidence gathering at Main Hall, International Politics Building, Aberystwyth University


  • 27 March 2012      6.30-8pm          Public Event at National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth


  • 28 March 2012     10-11am            Coffee morning drop in session, Y Plas, Machynlleth


  • 28 March 2012     3-4pm                 Evidence gathering at the Galeri, Caernarfon


  • 28 March 2012    6.30-8pm            Public Event at Reichel, Ffriddoedd Site, Bangor University


  • 29 March 2012   10.30-11.30am   Coffee morning drop in session, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno


  • 29 March 2012   3.30-4.30pm        Evidence gathering at Oriel Technium, St Asaph Business Park


  • 29 March 2012   6.30-8pm             Public Event at Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham


  • 30 March 2012   8-10am                 Business Breakfast at Redwither Tower, Wrexham Industrial Estate


  • 30 March 2012  1.30-2.30pm         Drop in session, Y Loft, Welshpool

The events will be open to everyone who wishes to attend but to allow us to get an idea of numbers we would be grateful if people could confirm attendance by emailing us (