Oral Answers to Questions — Devolution Legislation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st November 1976.

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Photo of Mr Gwynfor Evans Mr Gwynfor Evans , Carmarthen 12:00 am, 1st November 1976

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that recent speeches, statements and writings by persons who hold the highest offices in the State have made clear and have underlined the almost desperate need to decentralise power? Is he aware that the main weakness of the British system of government is its extreme centralism, and that powers should be decentralised from the bureaucrats, who now hold it, to the people?