Future of Energy in Wales
Mr. Paul Murphy: I have regular discussions with Cabinet colleagues. I met my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary only yesterday to discuss policing in Wales, among other things.
11. Julie Morgan: What recent discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on the co-ordination of the work of the Childrens Commissioners for Wales and England. 
Huw Irranca-Davies: My right hon. Friend and I have regular discussions with Assembly Government Ministers on a range of issues affecting Wales including children. I shall shortly meet the new Childrens Commissioner for Wales, Keith Towler, to discuss a range of issues, including co-ordination with the Childrens Commissioner for England.
Employment in Energy
12. Mr. Crabb: What discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on the number of people in Wales employed in the energy sector. 
Mr. Paul Murphy: I have regular discussions with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on all issue affecting Wales including employment and the energy sector.
13. Adam Price: What role he will have in the decision-making process on whether to proceed with the Severn barrage; and if he will make a statement. 
Huw Irranca-Davies: A feasibility study to enable us to decide whether the Government will support a tidal range project or projects in the Severn estuary is currently
14. Chris Bryant: What assessment he has made of the likely impact on Wales of the introduction of a points-based immigration system. 
Mr. Paul Murphy: The immigration system is undergoing its biggest shake-up for 45 years. The points-based system will help to attract the most talented people with skills that the UK needs and this can only be a good thing for Wales.
15. Lembit Öpik: What recent discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Government colleagues on cross-border services for care and support for patients with mental health disorders in mid-Wales; and if he will make a statement. 
Huw Irranca-Davies: I regularly meet colleagues in the Welsh Assembly Government where we discuss a range of issues, including the flow of Welsh patients receiving treatment for mental health disorders in England.
16. Ann Clwyd: What recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on assistance to Remploy in its bids for public procurement contracts. 
Huw Irranca-Davies: We have held no discussions on this issue. The Welsh Assembly Government provide public procurement assistance to all businesses in Wales through the Flexible Business Support scheme, the Sell2Wales website and the free Guide to Tendering.
17. Ian Lucas (Wrexham) (Lab): If he will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on co-ordination of pathways to work programmes and Remploy in Wales. 
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