Plaid Cymru's Westminster leader, Elfyn Llwyd MP, has responded to the UK Government’s submission to the Silk Commission by criticising the lack of depth and direction in the 114-page document.
Mr Llwyd said that the submission further highlights the fact that the UK Government is completely out of touch with public opinion given growing support among Welsh people for further powers, and that the evidence exposes the lack of consensus within the unionist parties between Westminster and Cardiff colleagues.
Speaking today Mr Llwyd said:
"This is a very disappointing submission which clearly shows that the UK Government has little interest in securing a stronger, more efficient devolution settlement for Wales.
"It offers no real ambition or vision for our nation.
"One would be forgiven for expecting slightly more substance from a 114-page document but sadly it only includes a lot of tired narrative and very little depth or direction.
"This is further evidence that the UK Government is completely out of touch with public opinion given that consecutive polls in Wales have shown a growing appetite for greater autonomy. The evidence also reveals the lack of consensus between the ConDems in Westminster and their colleagues in Cardiff who have been completely undermined by today’s publication.
"We now wait with much anticipation to hear whether Labour MPs from Wales are willing to endorse the Welsh Government's submission.
"In stark contrast to the unionist discord, Plaid Cymru’s submission to the Silk Commission makes a united and convincing case for a fairer and more robust devolution settlement.
"We fully support the transfer of powers in all-important fields such as justice and policing, energy generation, broadcasting and transport in order to deliver greater transparency and accountability in a better Wales."