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This is a note on the House of Commons Committee Stage of the Wales Bill. It complements the Research Paper Wales Bill 2013-14 prepared for the Commons Second Reading.

The Bill devolves some tax-raising powers to the National Assembly for Wales. Stamp duty and landfill tax are devolved. Some powers over income tax are also devolved, subject to approval in a referendum.

The Bill also changes the term of the Assembly to five years, allows candidates to stand in constituencies and regions at the same time and removes the possibility of sitting in both the Assembly and in the House of Commons.

No amendments were made to the constitutional provisions of the Bill. There were some largely technical amendments to the financial provisions at Committee stage.


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