The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales supports the Welsh Secretary and the Parliamentary Under Secretaries of State in promoting the best interests of Wales within a stronger United Kingdom. It ensures Welsh interests are represented at the heart of the UK Government and the UK Government’s responsibilities are represented in Wales.
Secretary of State for Wales
Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPsOther Commons Chamber appearances can be:
Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue
Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.
|Dec. 16||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Sep. 26||Urgent Questions||Prime Minister's Role in Creating a Safe Environment|
|Oct. 21||Westminster Hall||Support for People and Businesses in Wales: Covid-19|
|Oct. 02||Adjournment Debate||Welsh Language|
Wales Office has not tabled any Bills during the current Session.
14 Dec 2020
Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2021
Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation
|Draft affirmative procedure|
|This Order amends Schedules 7A and 7B to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c. 32) (“the 2006 Act”). It comes into force on the day after the day on which the Order is made. The provisions fall into three categories.|
11 Jul 2019
Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2019
|Draft affirmative procedure|
|Explanatory text not available|
Select Committees are a formally established cross-party group of backbench MPs tasked with holding a Government department to account.
At any time there will be number of ongoing investigations into the work of the Department, or issues which fall within the oversight of the Department. Witnesses can be summoned from within the Government and outside to assist in these inquiries, and the Select Committee will occasionally publish formal reports of their findings.
|Jan. 09||More than 8,000 new businesses launched by jobseekers in Wales||News and Communications|
|Jan. 01||Secretary of State thanks people of Wales in New Year message||News and Communications|
|Dec. 31||Welsh recipients recognised in 2021 New Year Honours||News and Communications|
Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.
Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.
|16 Dec 2020, 2:13 p.m.||Ben Lake (Plaid Cymru - Ceredigion)||Ben Lake (Plaid Cymru - Ceredigion)|
Question to the Wales Office:
What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the application of the Barnett formula to Wales.
Answered by David T C Davies - Assistant Whip
The Barnett formula delivers for Wales. It guarantees that funding per head remains at least fifteen percent higher than corresponding funding in England. The Government has provided the Welsh Government with a five billion pounds additional funding guarantee this year and an additional 1.3 billion pounds next year.