Press release

UK government publishes its evidence to the Silk Commission

The UK government has today published its evidence to the Commission on Devolution in Wales, the ‘Silk’ Commission.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


The UK government has today (6 March 2013) published its evidence to the Commission on Devolution in Wales - the ‘Silk’ Commission - on Part II of its remit. The government submitted its evidence to the commission last week. 

The evidence provides a detailed analysis of the workings of the current Welsh devolution settlement and has been collated from contributions provided by all UK government departments. 

The Silk Commission will report on its findings in early 2014. 

Secretary of State for Wales David Jones said: 

The next stage of the Silk Commission has the potential to make an important contribution to ensuring a firm foundation for the longer-term governance of Wales within the United Kingdom. 

The UK Government’s evidence provides the Silk Commission with a thorough and objective analysis of the Welsh devolution settlement which, I hope, the commission will find useful as it undertakes its work. I look forward to the Commission’s findings early next year.”  

UK Government's Evidence to the Commission on Devolution in Wales - Part II: The Welsh Devolution Settlement

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Published 6 March 2013