Secretary of State for Wales


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Secretary of State for Wales

The head of the Wales Office, which is the department of the British government responsible for the administration of devolution of power from the central government to the Welsh regional government. He/she represents Welsh interests in the government. The secretary is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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Narrowing Wales productivity gap was the focal point of discussions among Welsh business representatives at the Secretary of State for Wales Economic Advisory Board meeting today (19 November).
On the panel are Conservative culture secretary Sajid Javid MP, former Labour secretary of state for Wales Peter Hain MP, Plaid Cymru's economy spokesman Rhun ap Iorwerth AM, author and critic Germaine Greer and blogger Kate Maltby.
SIR - I was watching BBC Wales one day last week when David Cameron and the Secretary of State for Wales were asked a question about the National Health Service in Wales, when Mr Cameron denied calling the Welsh National Health Service 'poor' which is a bare-faced lie.
As the first person to serve as Secretary of State for Wales (between 1964 and 1966), Griffiths arguably provided the most lasting legacy of all.
SECRETARY of State for Wales David Jones yesterday urged the Welsh Government to establish a new body to champion Welsh business.
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Owen Smith, said the public would be outraged at Mr Jones's laziness.
Teresa Carnall, from Rhos-on-Sea, joined former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England Rachel Lomax and other inspirational female businesswomen at Whitehall event hosted by Secretary of State for Wales Cheryl Gillan.
Mr Hain's dramatic departure as Work and Pensions Secretary and Secretary of State for Wales was announced minutes after the Electoral Commission said it was referring the row over his late declaration of pounds 103,000 in funding to Scotland Yard.
Mr Hague fell in love with Ffion as she taught him the words of the Welsh national anthem when he was Secretary of State for Wales in 1995.
Instead he will be the Secretary of State for Wales.
In the early 1980s the Secretary of State for Wales appointed Davies to a working party to look at future provision for the mentally handicapped in Wales.
This latest facility is part of a major investment program originally announced by Hague on March 1, 1996, when he was Secretary of State for Wales.
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