Corrections to Parliamentary Written Questions: Domestic Visits

Wales written statement – made on 15th April 2013.

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Photo of Stephen Crabb Stephen Crabb The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, Government Whip

Since submitting my answer to Jessica Morden on 25 March, Hansard, column 928W, it has become apparent that not all of the visits made by the Wales Office ministerial team were correctly attributed. I would like to apologise to the House and submit the following revised information.

The correct answer to parliamentary question 148808, 18 March, Hansard, column 406W is as follows:

Since our appointments, my noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, Baroness Randerson, has undertaken 18 official engagements in Wales, and I have undertaken 14. In this instance “official engagements” have been interpreted as visits undertaken in Wales.

The correct answer to parliamentary question 148821, 19 March, Hansard, columns 668-669W is as follows:

Since our appointments the Secretary of State for Wales, my right hon. Friend Mr Jones, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, my noble Friend Baroness Randerson, and I have, between us, visited the following parliamentary constituencies in Wales:

Constituency Visits
Aberavon 1
Aberconwy 3
Alyn and Deeside 5
Arfon 1
Cardiff Central(1) 15
Cardiff South and Penarth 3
Cardiff West 2
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 1
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire 1
Clwyd West 2
Islwyn 1
Monmouthshire 1
Newport East 2
Newport West 6
Preseli Pembrokeshire 1
Rhondda 1
Swansea West 1
Vale of Clwyd 1
Vale of Glamorgan 4
Wrexham 1
Ynys Mon 3
(1) This now excludes departmental meetings in Cardiff

The correct answer to parliamentary question 149913, 25 March, Hansard, column 928W is as follows:

The Wales Office ministerial team and I meet with numerous stakeholders across Wales, and in London; to enhance the economic prospects of Wales; to guard the constitutional settlement and to further the interests ofthe people of Wales. Details of all the organisations my ministerial colleagues and I meet are regularly published on the Wales Office website.

Pursuant to my answers of 18 and 19 March 2013, Hansard, columns 406W and 668W respectively, the split in these visits, and the locations they were undertaken in, between the Secretary of State for Wales, my right hon. Friend Mr Jones, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, my noble Friend Baroness Randerson, and I are shown in the following table:

Constituency Secretary of State for Wales (David Jones) Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales (Stephen Crabb) Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales (Baroness Randerson)
Aberavon 1
Aberconwy 3
Alyn and Deeside 5
Arfon 1
Cardiff Central (2) 4 2 9
Cardiff South and Penarth 2 1
Cardiff West 2
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 1
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire 1
Clwyd West 2
Islwyn 1
Monmouthshire 1
Newport East 1 1
Newport West 1 3 2
Preseli Pembrokeshire 1
Rhondda 1
Swansea West 1
Vale of Clwyd 1
Vale of Glamorgan 3 1
Wrexham 1
Ynys Mon 3
Note: This table shows the number of separate occasions these locations have been visited (2) This now excludes departmental meetings in Cardiff