Select Committee on Welsh Affairs First Special Report

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

Dr Hywel Francis MP (Chairman) (Labour, Aberavon)

Mr Stephen Crabb MP, (Conservative, Preseli Pembrokeshire)

David T. C. Davies MP (Conservative, Monmouth)

Nia Griffith MP, (Labour, Llanelli)

Mrs Siân C. James MP, ((Labour, Swansea East)

Mr David Jones MP, (Conservative, Clwyd West)

Mr Martyn Jones MP, (Labour, Clwyd South)

Mrs Madeline Moon MP,  (Labour  Bridgend)

Mrs Betty Williams MP , (Labour, Conwy)

Mark Williams MP, (Liberal Democrat, Ceredigion)

Hywel Williams MP, (Plaid Cymru, Caernarfon)


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

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are James Davies (Clerk), Rebecca Davies (Committee Specialist), Jane Trew (Committee Assistant), Sarah Colebrook (Secretary) and Jim Lawford, Senior Office Clerk.


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerks 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 email address is

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