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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.


Lead minister: Alun Cairns, Secretary of State for Wales

Lead official: Glynne Jones, Director of Wales Office

The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales’ role is to:

  • Promote the Welsh economy and the economic interests of Wales.

We will work with UK Government colleagues, the Welsh Government, business and other stakeholders to drive economic growth, encourage inward investment and create a more balanced Welsh economy.

  • To reform the devolution settlement and deliver a clearer, fairer and stronger settlement for Wales.

We will deliver a coherent and stable devolution settlement through the Wales Bill and ensure that UK Government, Welsh Government and National Assembly for Wales legislation accurately reflects the devolution boundaries. We will seek to foster a productive relationship between the UK Government and the Welsh Government in Wales.

  • To represent Wales’ interests within the UK Government, and to promote a wider understanding of UK Government policies in Wales.

We will work closely with UK Government departments to ensure that Wales’ interests are fully represented in UK Government policy-making and implementation. We will raise awareness in Wales of UK Government policies in non-devolved areas.

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