- Wales Office
The Wales Office / Swyddfa Cymru is a
United Kingdom government department. It is a replacement for the old Welsh Office, which had extensive responsibility for governing Walesprior to Welsh devolution in 1999. Its current incarnation is significantly less powerful: it is primarily responsible for carrying out the few functions remaining with the Secretary of State for Walesthat have not been transferred already to National Assembly for Wales; and for securing funds for Wales as part of the annual budgetary settlement.
Secretary of State for Waleshas overall responsibility for the office but it is located administratively within the Ministry of Justice (until 2007, Department for Constitutional Affairs).
Ministers of the Wales Office as of
3 October 2008:
Secretary of State for Wales: Paul Murphy MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State: Wayne DavidMP
External links and references
* [http://www.walesoffice.gov.uk Official website of the Wales Office]
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