Select Committee on Welsh Affairs Minutes of Proceedings

The Welsh Affairs Committee

The Welsh Affairs Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales).

Current Membership

Mr Martyn Jones MP (Labour, Clwyd South) (Chairman)

Mr Martin Caton MP (Labour, Gower)

Mr Huw Edwards MP (Labour, Monmouth)

Dr Hywel Francis, MP (Labour, Aberavon)

Ms Julie Morgan MP (Labour, Cardiff North)

Mr Albert Owen MP (Labour, Ynys Môn)

Mr Adam Price MP (Plaid Cymru, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)

Mr Mark Prisk MP (Conservative, Hertford and Stortford)

Mr Bill Wiggin MP (Conservative, Leominster)

Mrs Betty Williams MP (Labour, Conwy)

Mr Roger Williams MP (Liberal Democrat, Brecon and Radnorshire)

The following member was also a member of the Committee during the Parliament:

Mr Chris Ruane MP (Labour, Vale of Clwyd)


The Committee is one of the departmental select committees, the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No. 152. These are available on the Internet via


The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications of the Committee (including press notices) are on the Internet at A list of Reports of the Committee in the present Parliament is at the back of this volume.


All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk of the Welsh Affairs Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 6189; the Committee's e-mail address is:

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