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Government: Ministerial Meetings

Wales written question – answered on 14th December 2011.

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Photo of Peter Hain Peter Hain Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales

(1) on what date she last met the Secretary of State for Transport to discuss the implications for Wales of High Speed 2;

(2) on what date she last had a bilateral meeting with the Cabinet Secretary to discuss matters relating to Wales; and if she will publish a minute of the meeting;

(3) on what date she last had a bilateral meeting with the Minister for political and constitutional reform to discuss matters relating to Wales; and if she will publish a minute of the meeting;

(4) on what date she last met the Government spokesperson for Welsh affairs in the House of Lords; and if she will publish a minute of the meeting;

(5) on what date she last met the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to discuss the effects of the Government's Work programme on Wales;

(6) on what date she last met the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss the implications for Wales of his autumn statement;

(7) on what date she last met the Home Secretary to discuss levels of crime in Wales;

(8) on what date she last had a bilateral meeting with each other Cabinet Minister to discuss matters relating to Wales; and if she will publish a minute of each meeting;

(9) on how many occasions she has met the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to discuss the implications for Welsh businesses of the proposed abolition of the feed-in tariff;

(10) on what date she last met the Secretary of State for Justice to discuss prisons in Wales.

Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan The Secretary of State for Wales

Both the Under-Secretary of State for Wales, my hon. Friend Mr Jones, and I regularly meet ministerial colleagues and senior officials across Government to discuss matters of importance to Wales. In line with the practice of successive Administrations, information relating to internal advice and discussion is not normally disclosed.

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