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Devolution

Volume 407: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2003

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29.

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the Secretary of State's responsibilities are in relation to devolution in Wales; and if he will make a statement. [121042]

As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs made clear last week, he is responsible for the overall devolution settlements and overall Government policy on devolution previously with the Deputy Prime Minister, including the Memorandum of Understanding, the Joint Ministerial Committee and the British-Irish Council.

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what recent discussions he has had on the effect of the Government of Wales Act 1998 on the office of the Secretary of State for Wales in respect of devolving further powers; and if he will make a statement. [121033]

None. Section 22 of the Government of Wales Act 1998 provides for the transfer of ministerial functions to the National Assembly for Wales.