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.
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.
|Feb. 27||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Sep. 26||Urgent Questions||Prime Minister's Role in Creating a Safe Environment|
|Oct. 15||Written Statements||Legislative Programme|
|Oct. 08||Westminster Hall||Tata Steelworks: Newport|
|Oct. 02||Adjournment Debate||Welsh Language|
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.
|Oct. 11||Office of the Secretary of State for Wales Senior Staff Transparency April-June 2019||Transparency|
|Oct. 10||Monmouthshire testbed paving the way for 5G technology||News and Communications|
|Oct. 09||Welsh police forces to recruit new officers in first wave of 20,000 uplift||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.
|6 Sep 2019, 10:40 a.m.||Wales Office: Travel||Ruth Jones|
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) first class, (b) second class and (c) in total in 2018.
Answer (Kevin Foster)
The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales spent the following on ministerial travel (rail, cars and air) in 2017 and 2018:
*First class travel was by rail only.