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Wales (Capital City)

Volume 486: debated on Monday 9 April 1951

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48.

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the recommendations of the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire that Cardiff should be recognised as the capital city of Wales; and whether he will make a statement.

50.

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of its historical significance and importance to the Welsh people, he will publish, as a White Paper, the document in which the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire recommend Cardiff to be the capital city of Wales, with the reply of His Majesty's Government to it; and whether he is aware of the pleasure which official recognition in the near future would give to the citizens of Cardiff and of Wales.

The Council for Wales and Monmouthshire have informed the Government of their decision at their meeting on 3rd April, recommending that Cardiff be recognised as the capital of Wales, but I am not yet in a position to make any statement on the subject.

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consult with the Welsh Parliamentary Party before coming to a decision on the recommendation of the Welsh Advisory Council regarding the recognition of a capital city for Wales.