HC Deb 14 July 1982 vol 27 cc391-2W
Mr. Ray Powell

asked the Prime Minister if she will list those matters relating to Wales for which the Secretary of State for Wales answers parliamentary questions; and those which are the responsibility of other Ministers.

The Prime Minister

My right hon. Friend answers parliamentary questions on matters for which he has responsibility in Wales. His main responsibilities are for health and personal social services; education, except for terms and conditions of service, student awards and the university; the Welsh language and culture; local government; housing; water and sewerage; environmental protection; sport; agriculture and fisheries; forestry; land use, including town and country planning; countryside and nature conservation; new towns; ancient monuments and historic buildings; roads; tourism; a range of matters affecting the careers service and the activities of the Manpower Services Commission in Wales; selective financial assistance to industry; the urban programme in Wales; the operation of the European regional development fund in Wales and other European Community matters stemming from his responsibilities generally; non-departmental public bodies; civil emergencies; and all financial aspects of these matters, including Welsh rate support grant. He also answers, by arrangement as necessary with the other Ministers concerned, questions relating to his general responsibilities for and interests in economic affairs and regional planning in Wales.

Other Ministers answer on matters related to the application in Wales of national policies for which they are centrally responsible.

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