HC Deb 25 November 1958 vol 596 cc26-7W
81. Mr. G. Roberts

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will make a statement as to the future of the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire.

Mr. H. Brooke

As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister explained in reply to the hon. Member for Anglesey (Mr. C. Hughes) on 20th November, it is thought that, during the ten months which remain before the Council falls to be reconstituted next September, a constructive review of its functions should be carried out, with particular attention to the best means of developing a closer relationship between the Council and the Government. I hope also that the Council will study further and advise upon a number of current questions important to Wales