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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Former shadow Welsh Secretary MP Owen Smith was promoted to the work and pensions brief, he has been replaced in his former portfolio by Llanelli MP Nia Griffith.
RECENTLY I received a very disappointing reply to a letter sent to Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb, asking him to support the former ASW steelworkers' campaign for pension justice.
Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb: "Our companies are creating jobs, winning more contracts and growing the Welsh economy.
I find this incompatible with his role as Welsh Secretary, seeing his brief as being the representation of Welsh interests in the cabinet at Westminster which requires cooperation with the Welsh Government irrespective of party affiliations.
David Jones was also been sacked as Welsh secretary last W night as the Prime Minister began a reshue of his Cabinet ahead of next year's general election.
David Jones has also been sacked as Welsh secretary as the Prime Minister began a reshuffle of his Cabinet ahead of next year's general election.
NEW Welsh Secretary David Jones attended his first Cabinet meeting yesterday as Stephen Crabb was appointed as his deputy - and former LibDem AM Jenny Randerson was also given a junior Wales Office post.
PARTY politics must not be allowed to stop improvements to the economy and services in Wales, Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan has warned.
THERE were groans in the House of Commons yesterday as a Scots MP and the Welsh Secretary joined forces to wish England's football team all the best Falkirk West MP Eric Joyce backed Sven's men, adding: 'The majority of Scots, broad-minded lot that we are, will be supporting England at the European championships.
Shadow Welsh Secretary Bill Wiggin has issued an appeal -for anyone willing to teach him the language.
The former Welsh Secretary said the party was in "a mess" in Wales and faIling to deliver.
He is considering whether Helen Liddell's job as Scots Secretary and Paul Murphy's as Welsh Secretary are necessary now that both countries have devolution.
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