Over the next two days, members of the Commission on Devolution in Wales will hear more about the Scottish devolution experience as they hold meetings with key individuals and organisations in Scotland.
During their time in Scotland, the Commission will meet with Sir Kenneth Calman, who chaired the Calman Commission; and with representatives from CBI Scotland and TUC Scotland. They will also meet with Scottish Government officials, members of the Scottish Parliament Finance Committee and representatives from political parties.
Speaking about the visit, Paul Silk, Chair of the Commission, said: “As a Commission we’ve been clear from the outset that while our work will focus on what is right for Wales we need to learn from elsewhere as well. That is why we are today visiting Scotland to hear first hand from those involved in the devolution experience there. I expect this to be especially valuable now that the Scotland Bill, with its new taxation and borrowing powers for Scotland, comes to the end of its parliamentary process.
“This is an interesting time for devolution across all devolved administrations and we need to be mindful of the potential impact of developments elsewhere in the UK on our work. During May we will also be visiting Northern Ireland and I am sure the lessons we learn will help inform our work when we come to report later this year.”