Secretary of State for Wales


Also found in: Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns is to emphasise the role that Wales coastal industries will play as Britain prepares to leave the EU, in a visit the Port of Mostyn later today.
It comes as Mr Lewis wrote to Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns, asking him why he "doesn't support" devolving the PS75 long-haul tax to the Welsh Government.
The Secretary of State for Wales must recognise, however, that his government's abysmal record on devolution gives him little authority to make such comments.
I know that the Secretary of State for Wales will be pushing at cabinet for exactly that'.
Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said: Our railways provide vital links for rural communities, businesses and visitors across south Wales.
Speaking in the Commons, Shadow Welsh Secretary Nia Griffith said: "Does the Secretary of State for Wales not think that a debate on Welsh affairs and the Wales Bill are worthy of his time?
Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb said: "Today's tourism figures show Wales is capitalising on its worldrenowned heritage sites, fantastic food and drink, and warm welcome for visitors.
Another former Secretary of State for Wales, Cardiff South and Penarth Labour MP Alun Michael, has announced that he will seek his party's nomination for the Police Commissioner role covering the South Wales force area.
The other major contender was Newport, South Wales, which the then Secretary of State for Wales (Paul Murphy) supported for city status.
HAIN: I was told by the Prime Minister when he appointed me Leader of the House I would retain my role as Secretary of State for Wales.
The role of Secretary of State for Wales will continue, following a breathtaking somersault.
Peter Hain (Neath): Very experienced Secretary of State for Wales and Northern Ireland
Full browser ?