With two days to go before its first public meeting, the Commission on Devolution in Wales is urging people in Swansea and the surrounding area to attend and have their say on Wales’s financial future.
The public meeting will be held on Thursday 15 March at the Grand Theatre in Swansea between 6.30 and 8pm. Members of the public are invited to come along to hear more about the work of the Commission, take part in a Question Time styled discussion and put forward their views on whether the Welsh Government should have tax varying and borrowing powers.
The panel will include the Chair of the Commission Paul Silk, Commissioner Sue Essex, social historian and author Peter Stead and the managing director of media company Tinopolis, Ron Jones. It will be chaired by the editor of the South Wales Evening Post Spencer Feeney.
Paul Silk, Chair of the Commission said: “Over the coming months we want to hear the views of as many people as possible across Wales and that is why we have planned a series of events starting in Swansea on Thursday. We all pay taxes in life and that is why it is so important that people take the opportunity to engage with us and tell us their views.
“With two days to go, the Commission would like to encourage people in Swansea and the surrounding areas to attend to find out more about our work and take part in what we hope will be a lively debate. Our message to the people of Swansea is simple, come along and have your say.”
The event is open to everyone who wishes to attend on the night but to allow us to get an idea of numbers we would be grateful if people could confirm attendance by emailing us (email@example.com).
Full details of all the events the Commission have arranged are available at http://commissionondevolutioninwales.independent.gov.uk/events. Further events are planned in South and West Wales during April and May.