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Secretary of State for Wales questioned on devolution plans

26 October 2015

The Welsh Affairs Committee holds a session on the pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Wales Bill with Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP. The UK Government published the Draft Wales Bill on 20 October 2015.


Monday 26 October, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 4pm

  • Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, Secretary of State for Wales
  • Geth Williams, Deputy Director, Constitution and Corporate Services, Wales Office
  • Sue Olley, Legal Adviser, Wales Office

Monday 9 November 2015, National Assembly in Cardiff.

  • Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales
  • Sir Paul Silk, Chair of the Commission on Devolution in Wales
  • Andrew R.T. Davies AM, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Leanne Wood AM, Leader of Plaid Cymru and Kirsty Williams AM, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats

Chair's comments

David T.C. Davies MP, Chair of the Welsh Affairs Committee, said:

"There will inevitably be much debate over the new draft Wales Bill, in particular whether the proposed reserved powers model will achieve the Government's objectives of providing a clear and lasting settlement for Wales.

Our role as the Welsh Affairs Committee will be to subject the draft Bill to rigorous scrutiny beyond the party divides, and consider what changes might need to be made before it is introduced to Parliament next year."

Further information

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