Wales Office


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Wales Office

A department of the British government responsible for the administration of devolution of power from the central government to the Welsh regional government. The office represents Welsh interests in the government. It was established in 2003.
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WELSH Secretary Alun Cairns was accused yesterday of leading a Wales Office that had become "too toxic to serve the interests of Wales".
A Brexit-inspired bank holiday, scrapping the Wales Office, BBC privatisation and a commission to organise general election leaders' debates are among a raft of proposed laws drafted by MPs.
Wales Office Minister Guto Bebb has welcomed today's backing by the Prime Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, calling it "great news for North Wales".
Air fare spending was up from nothing to PS27,948 over the same period in the Wales Office and by PS10,000 at Education in 2012.
Shadow Welsh secretary Owen Smith tabled Commons questions on the cost of the Wales Office's decision to refer the Bill to the Attorney General.
CAROLINE Flint, the former Europe Minister, spent much of last week bombarding the Wales Office with queries about its gas arrangements.
But Mr Hain, the new Leader of the House, said: "I remain Secretary of State for Wales as well, and the Wales Office will continue."
But it is further evidence of the Wales Office's increasing irrelevance to our devolved nation.
The Wales Office expects the removal of the charges to boost the South Wales economy by around PS100m a year.
A RECRUITMENT firm says its North Wales office has been a success since opening two years ago.
The Wales Office Minister will meet the Farmers Union of Wales (FUW) and the National Farmers Union (NFU) where he will hear the FUWs proposals on how to encourage the public to buy British farm produce wherever possible.

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