Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales


Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Lords) assists the Secretary of State for Wales in ensuring that the interests of Wales are recognised in Westminster, and that Westminster’s voice is heard in Wales.

Responsibilities include:

  • Wales Office Business in the Lords
  • Mid-Wales Growth Deal
  • Education
  • Health
  • Law and Order, Immigration & Justice
  • Local Government
  • Tourism, Heritage and Culture
  • Welfare

Previous holders of this role

  1. Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth

    2017 to 2019

  2. Lord Duncan of Springbank

    2017 to 2017

  3. Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth

    2015 to 2017

  4. Baroness Randerson

    2012 to 2015


  1. UK Government Minister for Wales Welcomes Progress on Mid Wales Growth Deal
  2. UK Government Minister celebrates Green Great Britain Week in mid-Wales
  3. Lord Bourne: “Our Welsh culture is at the heart of Swansea’s top tourist attractions”
  4. Lord Bourne: “The Mint is a shining example of global export success”
  5. Lord Bourne: “Wales is harnessing the appeal of its cultural and heritage attractions to benefit its communities”
  6. UK Government Minister Lord Bourne visits Glyndŵr University’s world-leading science and innovation centre
  7. Growth Deal can revolutionise the North Wales economy
  8. Industrial Strategy set to get Wales’ economy firing on all cylinders
  9. UK Government Minister Lord Bourne visits leading Welsh University
  10. Huge economic boost for Scotland as Transport Secretary confirms new HS2 routes