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David Cameron's 'attraction' to more devolution powers

Prime Minister David Cameron has denied a Liberal Democrats claim that the Conservatives are blocking further devolution to Wales.

He told BBC Wales he was attracted by the idea of the Welsh government being able to raise some of its budget.

Almost a year ago the Silk Commission set up by the UK government said ministers in Cardiff should be given the power to vary some tax rates.

First Minister Carwyn Jones said Mr Cameron was wrong to think further devolution had "no resonance" in Wales.

Liberal Democrat deputy prime minister Nick Clegg claimed a response had been delayed by the Conservatives.

The prime minister described a "bubble in Cardiff" as being completely obsessed with assembly powers but voters had other priorities such as the recovery of the economy and the health service.

Mr Cameron has been speaking to BBC Wales' parliamentary correspondent David Cornock.

Cameron's 'attraction' to devolution

  • 30 Sep 2013
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