Welsh Affairs

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 2:55 pm on 26th February 2009.

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Photo of Hywel Francis Hywel Francis Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee 2:55 pm, 26th February 2009

I am sure that the hon. Gentleman will read the account of what my hon. Friend has just said. We have had an interesting discussion about the matter, and I reported that to my Committee.

Although in some quarters we may be approaching the notoriety of the committee of public safety in revolutionary France, I am more of a Gramsci than a Robespierre, although I think that Robespierre had his merits.

The work of the Committee in the past year has focused, as it will in the coming period, directly or indirectly on the economy in recognising the need for an outward-looking, global Wales, rather than a fortress Wales.

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