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Silk Commission takes to the roads

Published 23 March 2012

Paul Silk, Chair of the Commission on Devolution in Wales has urged the people of Mid and North Wales to come along and have their say on tax powers for Wales when the Commission visits locations throughout the area next week.

The Commission is holding a series of events between 27 and 30 March to find out the public’s views on whether the Welsh Government should have tax varying and borrowing powers.

Further details on the Commission’s events can be found at Further events are planned for South and West Wales in April and May.

Paul Silk, Chair said: “We held our first meeting in Swansea last week and are now visiting locations across Mid and North Wales. As a Commission, we felt that it was important that members of the public are given the opportunity to let us know their views, whatever they may be, on this important issue.

“We all pay taxes so what we come up with will impact communities across Wales. That is why the Commission would encourage as many people as possible to attend and find out more about our work and take part in a lively debate. Our message is simple, come along and have your say.”


The following events have been arranged for next week:  

  • 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 Technium OpTIC, 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