Public divided over further devolution [in Wales]

It’s worth pointing out that whilst the Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Shaun Woodward, MP, talks of the devolution of policing and justice powers in terms of it being the completion of the devolution process, it still leaves tax-varying powers here in the hands of Members of Parliament. Meanwhile, in Wales, as the 10th anniversary of devolution approaches, the public are evenly divided on whether further powers should be devolved there to the National Assembly for Wales. More details of the survey findings here and, from the BBC report

Some 39% back full law-making and taxation powers, and 10% independence. With 46% backing either no further extension of devolution or its reversal, it seems Wales is fairly evenly split on the issue.

Adds It’s also worth noting that the proposed referendum, to be held by May 2011, would only devolve law-making powers to the Welsh Assembly for specific policy areas.

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