Ministerial role

UK Government Minister for Wales


The minister assists the Secretary of State for Wales in ensuring that the interests of Wales are recognised.

Responsibilities include:

  • Welfare
  • Welsh Language
  • Heritage, Culture and Sport
  • Tourism
  • Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Telecommunications
  • Energy
  • Environment

Current role holder: Guto Bebb MP

Guto Bebb was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Wales Office and a Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) on 19 March 2016. He was elected MP for Aberconwy in May 2010.

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP

    • 2014 to 2016
  2. The Rt Hon Stephen Crabb

    • 2012 to 2014
  3. The Rt Hon David Jones MP

    • 2010 to 2012


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