A Quiet Word:
Lobbying, Crony Capitalism
and Broken Politics in Britain

The Welsh Affairs Select Committee (or simply the 'Welsh Affairs Committee') is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The remit of the Committee is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Wales Office, and relations with the Welsh Assembly. [1]
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July 2013

Minutes of EvidenceHC 264

  • Mark Hoban MP, Minister for Employment gave evidence on 3 Jul. [77]
  • Martin Brown, Jobcentre Plus, Work Services Director (Wales) gave evidence on 3 Jul. [77]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 533

  • Rt Hon. David Jones MP, Secretary of State for Wales gave evidence on 10 Jul. [73]
  • Glynne Jones, Wales Office gave evidence on 10 Jul. [73]

THE SEVERN CROSSINGS TOLL: FOLLOW-UP

  • Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Finance, Claire Bennett, Deputy Director of Transport â€' Policy, Planning and Partnerships and Andrew Jefferys, Deputy Director of the Strategic Investment Division and Financial Reform, Welsh Government gave evidence on 11 Jul. [74]

WORK OF THE POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONERS IN WALES

  • Sophie Howe, Deputy PCC, South Wales gave evidence on 11 Jul. [75]
  • Ian Johnston QPM, PCC, Gwent gave evidence on 11 Jul. [75]
  • Winston Roddick CB QC, PCC, North Wales gave evidence on 11 Jul. [75]
  • Christopher Salmon, PCC, Dyfed-Powys gave evidence on 11 Jul. [75]

June 2013

Minutes of EvidenceHC 264

  • Gareth Parry, Director, Remploy Employment Services gave evidence on 4 Jun. [71]
  • Paul Gray, Chief Executive Officer, Tydfil Training Consortium Ltd gave evidence on 4 Jun. [71]
  • Arthur Beechey, Chief Executive Officer, Agoriad Cyf gave evidence on 4 Jun. [71]

The Severn Crossings Toll: follow-up

  • Stephen Hammond MP, Department for Transport gave evidence on 18 Jun. [72]
  • Chris Pope, Highways Agency Project Sponsor for the Severn Crossings gave evidence on 18 Jun. [72]

May 2013

The Impact of Changes to Housing Benefit in Wales

April 2013

The impact of changes to housing benefit in Wales

THE IMPACT OF CHANGES TO HOUSING BENEFITS IN WALES

  • Naomi Alleyne, Welsh Local Government Association gave evidence on 15 Apr. [66]
  • Sue Finch, Welsh Local Government Association gave evidence on 15 Apr. [66]
  • Carl Sargeant AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration, Welsh Government gave evidence on 15 Apr. [66]
  • Tamsin Stirling, Special Adviser, Welsh Government gave evidence on 15 Apr. [66]
  • Karl Thomas, Head of Welfare Reform (Housing) and Rent Officers Wales gave evidence on 15 Apr. [66]

March 2013

Minutes of EvidenceHC 264

THE IMPACT OF CHANGES TO HOUSING BENEFIT IN WALES

  • John Puzey, Shelter Cymru gave evidence on 11 Mar. [63]
  • Fran Targett, Citizens Advice Cymru gave evidence on 11 Mar. [63]
  • Alicja Zalesinska, Director, Tai Pawb gave evidence on 11 Mar. [63]
  • Jonathan Isaby, Political Director, The TaxPayers’ Alliance gave evidence on 11 Mar. [63]

The work programme IN WALES

January 2013

The Steel Industry in Wales

  • Michael J. Leahy, General Secretary, Community Union gave evidence on 15 Jan. [60]
  • Roy Rickhuss, National Officer, Community Union gave evidence on 15 Jan. [60]
  • Robert Sneddon, Health, Safety and Environment Officer, Community Union gave evidence on 15 Jan. [60]
  • Martin Driscoll, Human Resources Director, Strip Products Hub (South Wales) Tata Steel Europe Ltd gave evidence on 15 Jan. [60]
  • Tim Morris, Head of Public Affairs, Tata Steel Europe Ltd gave evidence on 15 Jan. [60]
  • Luis Sanz, Managing Director, Celsa Manufacturing (UK) Ltd gave evidence on 15 Jan. [60]
  • James Ellis, Head of Human Resources, Celsa Manufacturing (UK) Ltd gave evidence on 15 Jan. [60]
  • Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills gave evidence on 29 Jan. [61]
  • Rt Hon David Jones MP, Secretary of State for Wales gave evidence on 29 Jan. [61]

December 2012

Minutes of EvidenceHC 838

Responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Wales

  • Rt Hon David Jones MP, Secretary of State for Wales gave evidence on 11 Dec. [57]
  • Mr Jones: I am sure that that was a question that you put to the Transport Minister when he, gave evidence on 11 Dec. [57]

SILK COMMISSION AND FINANCIAL DEVOLUTION IN WALES

November 2012

Cross-Border Road and Rail Connectivity in Wales

  • Carl Sargeant AM, Minister for Local Government and Communities gave evidence on 8 Nov. [54]
  • Ian Davies, Head of Network Operations, Roads and Projects gave evidence on 8 Nov. [54]
  • Nathan Barnhouse, Rail Policy Manager, Welsh Government gave evidence on 8 Nov. [54]
  • Alec Don, Milford Haven Port Authority gave evidence on 8 Nov. [54]

Support for Armed Forces Veterans in Wales

  • Rt Hon Elfyn Llwyd MP, gave evidence on 6 Nov. [52]

THE FUTURE OF DAIRY FARMING IN WALES

  • Stephen James, Deputy President, National Farmers’ Union Cymru gave evidence on 8 Nov. [53]
  • Aled Jones, Chairman, NFU Cymru Milk Board, National Farmers’ Union Cymru gave evidence on 8 Nov. [53]
  • Dr Hazel Wright, Senior Policy Officer, Farmers’ Union of Wales gave evidence on 8 Nov. [53]
  • Dei Davies, Chair, FUW Milk and Dairy Produce Committee, Farmers’ Union of Wales gave evidence on 8 Nov. [53]
  • Alun Davies AM, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and European Programmes, Welsh Government gave evidence on 8 Nov. [53]
  • Gary Haggarty, Rural Director, Welsh Government gave evidence on 8 Nov. [53]
  • Geraint Williams, Food and Market Policy and Strategy Lead, Welsh Government gave evidence on 8 Nov. [53]
  • Will Sanderson, Corporate Affairs Director, Arla Foods UK Plc gave evidence on 27 Nov. [56]
  • Mike Sheldon, Head of Milk Procurement, Dairy Crest Ltd gave evidence on 27 Nov. [56]
  • Paul Flanagan, External Relations Director, First Milk Ltd gave evidence on 27 Nov. [56]
  • Mark Beavon, Operations Director, South Caernarfon Creameries Ltd gave evidence on 27 Nov. [56]
  • Andrew Opie, Director of Food and Sustainability, British Retail Consortium and Welsh Retail Consortium gave evidence on 27 Nov. [56]
  • Mr David Heath MP, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs gave evidence on 27 Nov. [56]
  • Stephen James, Deputy President, National Farmersâ€(tm) Union Cymru gave evidence on 8 Nov. [68]
  • Aled Jones, Chairman, NFU Cymru Milk Board, National Farmersâ€(tm) Union Cymru gave evidence on 8 Nov. [68]
  • Dr Hazel Wright, Senior Policy Officer, Farmersâ€(tm) Union of Wales gave evidence on 8 Nov. [68]
  • Dei Davies, Chair, FUW Milk and Dairy Produce Committee, Farmersâ€(tm) Union of Wales gave evidence on 8 Nov. [68]
  • Alun Davies AM, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and European Programmes, Welsh Government gave evidence on 8 Nov. [68]
  • Gary Haggarty, Rural Director, Welsh Government gave evidence on 8 Nov. [68]
  • Geraint Williams, Food and Market Policy and Strategy Lead, Welsh Government gave evidence on 8 Nov. [68]
  • Will Sanderson, Corporate Affairs Director, Arla Foods UK Plc gave evidence on 27 Nov. [69]
  • Mike Sheldon, Head of Milk Procurement, Dairy Crest Ltd gave evidence on 27 Nov. [69]
  • Paul Flanagan, External Relations Director, First Milk Ltd gave evidence on 27 Nov. [69]
  • Mark Beavon, Operations Director, South Caernarfon Creameries Ltd gave evidence on 27 Nov. [69]
  • Andrew Opie, Director of Food and Sustainability, British Retail Consortium and Welsh Retail Consortium gave evidence on 27 Nov. [69]
  • Mr David Heath MP, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs gave evidence on 27 Nov. [69]

October 2012

CROSS-BORDER ROAD AND RAIL CONNECTIVITY IN WALES

  • Mark Barry, Consultant, MandG Barry Consulting gave evidence on 16 Oct. [55]
  • Jim Steer, Greengauge 21 gave evidence on 16 Oct. [55]
  • Right Hon Simon Burns MP, Minister of State gave evidence on 16 Oct. [55]
  • Stephen Hammond MP, Department for Transport gave evidence on 16 Oct. [55]

SUPPORT FOR ARMED FORCES VETERANS IN WALES

  • Hazel Hunt, gave evidence on 25 Oct. [49]
  • Kate Swinhoe, Campaigners, Welsh Warrior (The Richard Hunt Foundation) gave evidence on 25 Oct. [49]
  • Carl Sargeant AM, Minister for Local Government and Communities, Welsh Government gave evidence on 25 Oct. [49]
  • Naomi Alleyne, Welsh Local Government Association gave evidence on 25 Oct. [49]
  • Ms Alyson Francis, Community Safety Division, Welsh Government gave evidence on 25 Oct. [49]
  • Councillor Brendan Toomey, Welsh Local Government Association gave evidence on 25 Oct. [49]
  • Dr Sarah Watkins, Head of Mental Health and Vulnerable Groups Policy and Senior Medical Officer, Welsh Government gave evidence on 25 Oct. [49]
  • Rt Hon Mark Francois MP, Ministry of Defence gave evidence on 30 Oct. [50]
  • Rear-Admiral Simon Williams, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Personnel and Training) gave evidence on 30 Oct. [51]
  • Rear Admiral Simon Williams, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Personnel and Training) gave evidence on 30 Oct. [50]

July 2012

Cross-border road and rail connectivity in wales

FUTURE OF WELSH REGIMENTS

  • Professor Andrew Dorman, Professor in International Security, King’s College, London gave evidence on 5 Jul. [44]
  • Colonel (retd) Timothy Wilson OBE, former member of 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards gave evidence on 5 Jul. [44]
  • Major General (retd) Christopher Elliott CVO CBE, formerly Colonel of the Regiment of the Royal Regiment of Wales and Divisional Commandant of the Prince of Wales Division gave evidence on 5 Jul. [44]

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WALES

June 2012

Minutes of EvidenceHC 95

  • David Sidebottom, Passenger Focus gave evidence on 12 Jun. [41]
  • Iwan Prys-Jones, Interim Taith Executive Officer gave evidence on 12 Jun. [41]
  • Mark Youngman, Chair of South East Wales Transport Alliance Rail Working Group and Transport Policy and Compliance Manager at Monmouthshire County Council gave evidence on 12 Jun. [41]
  • Dr Elizabeth Haywood, Director of South East Wales Economic Forum gave evidence on 12 Jun. [41]
  • Dr Grahame Guilford, CBI Wales and member of the South East Wales Economic Forum Executive Board gave evidence on 12 Jun. [41]
  • Ian Gallagher, Freight Transport Association Policy Manager for Wales gave evidence on 12 Jun. [41]
  • Christopher Snelling, Freight Transport Association Head of Global Supply Chain Policy gave evidence on 12 Jun. [41]
  • Robin Smith, Rail Freight Group, Welsh Representative gave evidence on 12 Jun. [41]

Services for armed forces veterans in wales

May 2012

SERVICES FOR ARMED FORCES VETERANS IN WALES

Support for Armed Forces Veterans in Wales

  • Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Housing and Transport, which includes portfolio responsibility for Scottish Government policy on support for veterans gave evidence on 21 May. [40]
  • Geoff Huggins, Head of Scottish Government Mental Health Division gave evidence on 21 May. [40]
  • Alister Murphy, Scottish Government, Defence Policy Team gave evidence on 21 May. [40]

March 2012

INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIVITY THROUGH WELSH PORTS AND AIRPORTS

  • Richard Bennett, Deputy Director, Maritime Commerce and Infrastructure gave evidence on 8 Mar. [38]
  • Jonathan Moor, Department for Transport gave evidence on 8 Mar. [38]

Support FOR ARMED FORCES VETERANS IN WALES

  • Ian Hulatt, Mental Health Adviser gave evidence on 13 Mar. [37]
  • Lisa Turnbull, Royal College of Nursing gave evidence on 13 Mar. [37]
  • Dr Julian Olver MBE, Deputy Chair of the British Medical Association (BMA) Armed Forces Committee and a consultant anaesthetist in London gave evidence on 13 Mar. [37]
  • Dr Andrew Dearden, Treasurer of the BMA (a GP based in Cardiff) gave evidence on 13 Mar. [37]
  • Professor Jonathan Bisson, All Wales Veterans Health and Wellbeing Service gave evidence on 13 Mar. [37]
  • Mark Birkill, Community Veterans Therapist, All Wales Veterans Health and Wellbeing Service and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board gave evidence on 13 Mar. [37]
  • Mr Simon Pyke, Associate Chief of Staff, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Clinical Programme Group, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board gave evidence on 13 Mar. [37]

February 2012

Minutes of EvidenceHC 131

  • Mark Lovatt, Manager, Blind Veterans UK, Llandudno gave evidence on 7 Feb. [62]
  • Alistair Maxwell, Regional Manager (Wales) Royal British Legion gave evidence on 7 Feb. [62]
  • Clive Wolfendale, CAIS gave evidence on 7 Feb. [62]

SUPPORT FOR ARMED FORCES VETERANS IN WALES

  • Mark Lovatt, Manager, St Dunstan's Centre, Llandudno gave evidence on 7 Feb. [36]
  • Alistair Maxwell, Regional Manager (Wales) Royal British Legion gave evidence on 7 Feb. [36]
  • Clive Wolfendale, CAIS gave evidence on 7 Feb. [36]

January 2012

Commission on Devolution in Wales

  • Paul Silk, Commission on Devolution in Wales gave evidence on 24 Jan. [35]
  • Dyfrig John CBE, Independent Commissioner gave evidence on 24 Jan. [35]
  • Professor Noel Lloyd CBE, Independent Commissioner gave evidence on 24 Jan. [35]

December 2011

INWARD INVESTMENT IN WALES

  • Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills gave evidence on 5 Dec. [34]
  • Rt Hon Mrs Cheryl Gillan MP, Secretary of State for Wales gave evidence on 5 Dec. [34]
  • Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills gave evidence on 5 Dec. [34]

November 2011

Broadband in Wales

Inward Investment in Wales

  • Nick Baird, Chief Executive gave evidence on 8 Nov. [30]
  • Martin Phelan, Director, Investment Projects and FDI Transition gave evidence on 8 Nov. [30]
  • Kirstyn Boyle, UK Trade and Investment gave evidence on 8 Nov. [30]

The Future of AHVLA Services in Wales

October 2011

BROADBAND IN WALES

  • David Williams, Avanti gave evidence on 11 Oct. [27]
  • Alastair Davidson, Managing Director, Government, Mobile, Enterprise gave evidence on 11 Oct. [27]
  • Julian McGougan, Arqiva gave evidence on 11 Oct. [27]
  • Phil Sheppard, Director of Network Strategy gave evidence on 11 Oct. [27]
  • Julie Minns, Head of Public Policy, Three gave evidence on 11 Oct. [27]
  • Richard Rumbelow, Everything Everywhere gave evidence on 11 Oct. [27]
  • Mr Rhodri Williams, Director, Wales gave evidence on 11 Oct. [27]
  • Mr David Clarkson, Competition Technology gave evidence on 11 Oct. [27]
  • Mr Matthew Conway, Ofcom gave evidence on 11 Oct. [27]
  • David Williams, Avanti gave evidence on 11 Oct. [47]
  • Alastair Davidson, Enterprise gave evidence on 11 Oct. [47]
  • Julian McGougan, Arqiva gave evidence on 11 Oct. [47]
  • Phil Sheppard, Director of Network Strategy gave evidence on 11 Oct. [47]
  • Julie Minns, Three gave evidence on 11 Oct. [47]
  • Richard Rumbelow, Everything Everywhere gave evidence on 11 Oct. [47]
  • Rhodri Williams, Wales gave evidence on 11 Oct. [47]
  • David Clarkson, Competition Technology gave evidence on 11 Oct. [47]
  • Matthew Conway, Ofcom gave evidence on 11 Oct. [47]

REPRESENTATION OF Consumer Interest in Wales

Representation of consumer interests in Wales

September 2011

INWARD INVESTMENT IN WALES

  • Nick Ramsay AM, Shadow Minister for Business, Enterprise and Technology gave evidence on 15 Sep. [26]
  • Professor Mark Drakeford AM, Welsh Labour Party gave evidence on 15 Sep. [26]
  • Eluned Parrott AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat spokesperson on business, enterprise and technology gave evidence on 15 Sep. [26]
  • David Stevens, Admiral Group plc gave evidence on 15 Sep. [26]

July 2011

Broadband in Wales

Wales Office Annual Report 2010-11 and Business Plan 2011-15

  • Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP, Secretary of State for Wales gave evidence on 13 Jul. [25]
  • Fiona Adams-Jones, Director gave evidence on 13 Jul. [25]
  • Glynne Jones, Deputy Director Legislation and Deputy Head gave evidence on 13 Jul. [25]
  • Tim Hemmings, Wales Office gave evidence on 13 Jul. [25]

June 2011

INWARD INVESTMENT IN WALES

  • Professor Stuart Cole, University of Glamorgan gave evidence on 7 Jun. [21]
  • Alec Don, Milford Haven Port Authority gave evidence on 7 Jun. [21]
  • Ian Jarman, Environmental and Legislation Manager, Owens (Road Services) Ltd gave evidence on 7 Jun. [21]
  • Sir Roger Jones OBE, former Chair of the Welsh Development Agency gave evidence on 14 Jun. [22]
  • Glenn Massey, author of Review of International Wales, a report for the Welsh Assembly published in August 2009 gave evidence on 14 Jun. [22]
  • Mr Steve Thomas, Government Affairs Executive gave evidence on 30 Jun. [24]
  • Ms Katherine Bennett OBE, Airbus gave evidence on 30 Jun. [24]
  • Mr Leighton Davies, GE Aviation gave evidence on 30 Jun. [24]
  • Mr Tim Wheeler, Boeing gave evidence on 30 Jun. [24]
  • Professor Michael Scott, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive gave evidence on 30 Jun. [24]
  • Mr Tony Hawkins, Managing Director, Glyndŵr Innovations gave evidence on 30 Jun. [24]
  • Mr Andrew Parry, Glyndŵr University gave evidence on 30 Jun. [24]
  • Ms Karen Padmore, Business Development Manager gave evidence on 30 Jun. [24]
  • Mr James Goodman, Bangor University gave evidence on 30 Jun. [24]

April 2011

INWARD INVESTMENT IN WALES

  • Professor Richard Davies, Swansea University gave evidence on 4 Apr. [20]
  • Professor Iwan Davies, Swansea University gave evidence on 4 Apr. [20]
  • Dr Grahame Guilford, Swansea University gave evidence on 4 Apr. [20]
  • Dr Weixi Xing, Swansea University gave evidence on 4 Apr. [20]
  • Stuart Bailey, Manager for Graduate and Apprentice Development, Cassidian Systems Ltd, e-skills UK Wales Employer Board Member gave evidence on 4 Apr. [20]
  • Aled Davies, Skills Director for Wales, Energy and Utility Skills Limited gave evidence on 4 Apr. [20]
  • Toni Eastwood, Morrisons gave evidence on 4 Apr. [20]
  • Neil O'Doherty, Morrisons gave evidence on 4 Apr. [20]
  • Peter Sishton, e-skills UK gave evidence on 4 Apr. [20]

March 2011

INWARD INVESTMENT IN WALES

Responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Wales

  • Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP, Secretary of State for Wales gave evidence on 1 Mar. [16]
  • Glynne Jones, Wales Office gave evidence on 1 Mar. [16]
  • Tim Hemmings, Wales Office gave evidence on 1 Mar. [16]

January 2011

S4C

December 2010

S4C

  • Rheon Tomos, Vice-Chairman gave evidence on 14 Dec. [13]
  • Arwel Ellis Owen, S4C gave evidence on 14 Dec. [13]

November 2010

Future of the Newport Passport Office  

S4C

  • Ian Hargreaves, Broadcasting Expert gave evidence on 23 Nov. [9]
  • Geraint Talfan Davies, Broadcasting Expert gave evidence on 23 Nov. [10]
  • Ron Jones, Chair, Creative Industry Group gave evidence on 23 Nov. [10]
  • Chris Woolard, gave evidence on 30 Nov. [11]
  • Rhodri Williams, Ofcom gave evidence on 30 Nov. [11]
  • Iestyn Garlick, gave evidence on 30 Nov. [11]
  • Gareth Williams, TAC gave evidence on 30 Nov. [11]
  • David Donovan, BECTU gave evidence on 30 Nov. [11]
  • Michael Birtwistle, NUJ gave evidence on 30 Nov. [11]
  • Hywel Williams MP, NUJ Parliamentary Group gave evidence on 30 Nov. [11]
  • Meri Huws, gave evidence on 30 Nov. [12]
  • Meirion Prys Jones, Welsh Language Board gave evidence on 30 Nov. [12]
  • Menna Machreth, gave evidence on 30 Nov. [12]
  • Colin Nosworthy, Welsh Language Society gave evidence on 30 Nov. [12]
  • Professor Ian Hargreaves, Broadcasting Expert gave evidence on 23 Nov. [10]

The future of the Newport Passport Office

The Severn Crossings Toll

  • Jim Clune, General Manager gave evidence on 4 Nov. [5]
  • James Rawle, Deputy General Manager, Severn River Crossing plc gave evidence on 4 Nov. [5]
  • Ieuan Wyn Jones AM, Deputy First Minister and Minister for the Economy and Transport gave evidence on 4 Nov. [5]
  • James Price, Director of the Infrastructure Group gave evidence on 4 Nov. [5]
  • Claire Severn, Welsh Assembly Government gave evidence on 4 Nov. [5]
  • Rick Longford, Economic Development Manager, Monmouthshire County Council gave evidence on 9 Nov. [6]
  • John McGoldrick, National Alliance Against Tolls gave evidence on 9 Nov. [6]
  • Councillor John Warman, Campaign Against Tolls gave evidence on 9 Nov. [6]
  • Mike Penning MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport gave evidence on 9 Nov. [6]
  • Jeremy Rolstone, Department for Transport gave evidence on 9 Nov. [6]
  • Graham Bowskill, Highways Agency gave evidence on 9 Nov. [6]

October 2010

The implications for Wales of the Government's proposals on constitutional reform

The Severn Crossings Toll

July 2010

The Secretary of State's priorities for Wales

  • Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP, Secretary of State for Wales gave evidence on 20 Jul. [2]
  • Ms Fiona Adams-Jones, Director gave evidence on 20 Jul. [2]
  • Mr Geth Williams, Wales Office gave evidence on 20 Jul. [2]