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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Guests from the worlds of broadcasting, arts and sports will join Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns and UK Government Ministers Stuart Andrew and Lord Bourne at an event in Gwydyr House.
THE chairman of the Assembly's finance committee has gone public with his frustration that Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns will not appear before AMs to answer questions.
Shadow Welsh secretary Christina Rees told ministers that unless the UK Government adopted a "common approach" with devolved nations, the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill would be "unlikely" to pass in the Welsh Assembly.
The Labour politician, 77, was "the father of devolution and the father of the nation", former Welsh secretary Lord Hain said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FORMER Welsh Secretary Ron Davies sensationally confessed last night that he is bisexual.
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