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]

Current Membership[edit]

The Committee's membership consists of:[2]

Member Party Constituency
David T C Davies MP (Chair) Conservative Monmouth
Tonia Antoniazzi MP* Labour Gower
Chris Davies MP Conservative Brecon and Radnorshire
Glyn Davies Conservative Montgomeryshire
Geraint Davies Labour Swansea West
Paul Flynn MP Labour Newport West
Simon Hoare MP* Conservative North Dorset
Ben Lake MP Plaid Cymru Ceredigion
Stephen Kinnock MP** Labour Aberavon
Anna McMorrin MP* Labour Cardiff North
Liz Saville Roberts MP** Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd

Following criticism of both an unfilled committee[3] and an all male line up[4] additional MPs joined the committee in October 2017.

(*) Joined the committee on 18 October 2017[5] (**) Joined the committee on 24 October 2017[6]

As of October 2017, there are no MPs representing North Wales seats.

Membership 2015-2017[edit]

During the 2015-2017 Parliament Committee's only membership was:

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

Membership 2010-2015[edit]

At the dissolution of the 2010-2015 Parliament the committee's membership was[7]:

Member Party Constituency
David T C Davies MP (Chair) Conservative Monmouth
Guto Bebb MP Conservative Aberconwy
Simon Hart MP Conservative Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Glyn Davies MP Conservatives Montgomeryshire
Karen Lumley MP Conservatives Redditch
Stephen Doughty MP Labour Cardiff South and Penarth
Nia Griffith MP Labour Llanelli
Sian James MP Labour Swansea East
Jessica Morden MP Labour Newport East
Jonathan Edwards MP Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Mark Williams MP Liberal Democrat Ceredigion

2010-2015 Changes[edit]

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

Membership 2005-2010[edit]

At the start of the 2005-2010 Parliament the committee's membership was[8]:

Member Party Constituency
Dr. Hywel Francis MP (Chair) Labour Aberavon
Stephen Crabb MP Conservative Preseli Pembrokeshire
David T C Davies MP Conservative Monmouth
Nia Griffith MP Labour Llanelli
Sian James MP Labour Swansea East
David Jones MP Conservatives Clwyd West
Martyn Jones MP Labour Clwyd South
Madeleine Moon MP Labour Bridgend
Betty Williams MP Labour Conway
Mark Williams MP Liberal Democrat Ceredigion
Hywel Williams MP Plaid Cymru Caernarfon

2005-2010 Changes[edit]

Changes between 2005 and 2010 are not known.

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[9]
Gareth Wardell 9 June 1983 21 March 1997[10]
Donald Anderson 20 November 1981 13 May 1983[11]
Leo Abse 25 January 1980 20 November 1981[12]

[Note 1] Office officially vacant from 30 March 2015 - 18 June 2015 and from 3 May 2017 - 7 July 2017.[13]

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