Welsh Affairs Select Committee

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The Welsh Affairs Select Committee (or simply the 'Welsh Affairs Committee') is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The remit of the Committee is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Wales Office, and relations with the Welsh Assembly.[1]


As at June 2015, the Committee's only member is its Chair, David T C Davies.[2] On 13 July 2015 the remaining members were formally appointed:

Member Party Constituency
David T C Davies MP (Chair) Conservative Monmouth
Byron Davies MP Conservative Gower
Chris Davies MP Conservative Brecon and Radnorshire
Dr James Davies MP Conservatives Vale of Clwyd
Carolyn Harris MP Labour Swansea East
Gerald Jones MP Labour Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Christina Rees MP Labour Neath
Antoinette Sandbach MP Conservative Eddisbury
Liz Saville-Roberts MP Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Craig Williams MP Conservative Cardiff North
Mark Williams MP Liberal Democrat Ceredigion

Source: Welsh Affairs Committee


Occasionally, the House of Commons orders changes to be made in terms of membership of select committees, as proposed by the Committee of Selection. Such changes are shown below.

Date Outgoing Member
& Party
Constituency New Member
& Party
Constituency Source
2 November 2010 Glyn Davies MP (Conservative) Montgomeryshire Stuart Andrew MP (Conservative) Pudsey Hansard
22 November 2010 Nia Griffith MP (Labour) Llanelli Siân James MP (Labour) Swansea East Hansard
27 June 2011 Alun Cairns MP (Conservative) Vale of Glamorgan Robin Walker MP (Conservative) Worcester Hansard
28 November 2011 Owen Smith MP (Labour) Pontypridd Nia Griffith MP (Labour) Llanelli Hansard
5 November 2012 Stuart Andrew MP (Conservative) Pudsey Glyn Davies MP (Conservative) Montgomeryshire Hansard
26 November 2012 Susan Jones MP (Labour) Clwyd South Stephen Doughty MP (Labour) Cardiff South and Penarth Hansard
3 December 2012 Robin Walker MP (Conservative) Worcester Simon Hart MP (Conservative) Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Hansard

List of Chairs[edit]

Member From Until
David T C Davies 10 June 2010 Present [1]
Hywel Francis 13 July 2005 6 May 2010
Martyn Jones 14 July 1997 13 July 2005 [3]
Gareth Wardell 9 June 1983 21 March 1997 [4]
Donald Anderson 20 November 1981 13 May 1983[5]
Leo Abse 25 January 1980 20 November 1981 [6]

[Note 1] Office officially vacant from 30 March 2015 - 18 June 2015

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