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Debate on the Silk Commision's Report

AMs expressed their gratitude to the Silk Commission members for their report on the future of financing for Wales on 27 September 2012.

During the debate First Minister Carwyn Jones repeated a call he made previously for the UK government to present a white paper to implement the report's recommendations.

The commission was set up by the UK government to look at the future of devolution in Wales.

Part one of the commission's findings were published on 19 November 2012, recommending that the Welsh assembly should be given tax varying powers by 2020.

Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru, Kirsty Williams, leader of the Liberal Democrats and Andrew RT Davies, leader of the Conservatives also expressed their support to the commission's findings.

"The report recognises the weaknesses in the current situation and aims to empower the national assembly and the Welsh people," said Ms Wood.

Ms Williams said she was "glad now there is a consensus of opinion that in principle borrowing powers should be here".

Mr Davies said that his party "fully endorsed the Silk Commission's findings" but that he personally thought an "opportunity to look more extensively on capital gains tax has been missed here".

The government's motion welcomes the publication of the unanimously agreed report by the UK Government's Silk Commission and looks forward to its implementation

The motion was agreed.

Read this in Welsh.


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