This document contains the following information: Annual report by the Wales Office 2005.
The Wales Office came into being in July 1999 following devolution, when most of the powers of the Welsh Office were handed over to the National Assembly for Wales. Based in Whitehall, the Secretary of State for Wales is the key Government figure liaising with the devolved administration in Wales and represents Wales’ interests in the Cabinet and in Parliament. This annual report covers the work of the Wales Office during 2004-05, including aims and objectives, performance and expenditure.
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