Sessional Returns Session 1997-98 - Contents


37. Welsh Affairs

   

The Committee was nominated on 14 July 1997.

It had 11 Members and held 42 meetings.



MembersMeetings attended

Jones, Mr Martyn (Chairman)42
Bercow, Mr John (discharged, 22.6.98)14
Caton, Mr Martin 34
Edwards, Mr Huw (added, 8.12.97)20
Flynn, Mr Paul (discharged, 8.12.97)0
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn (discharged, 20.4.98)16
Lawrence, Ms Jackie25
Lewis, Dr Julian (added, 22.6.98)5
Livsey, Mr Richard 32
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn (added, 20.4.98)10
Morgan, Ms Julie34
Paterson, Mr Owen 28
Thomas, Mr Gareth30
Williams, Mrs Betty20

Overall attendance:   67.1 %

Number of Members added:  3

Number of Members discharged:  3

Turnover of membership during the Session:   27 %

Staff

Committee Clerk: Ms P A Helme (until 30 September 1997 and from 1 March 1998); Mr F A Cranmer (from 1 October 1997 until 28 February 1998).

Other Committee staff:  Mr J Hole, Higher Executive Officer, Grade 10 (until 31 December 1997); Mr P A Derrett, Higher Executive Officer, Grade 10 (from 1 January 1998); Miss K J Ferries, Secretary, Grade 13 (until 20 January 98); Miss C Evans (temporary secretary) (from 20 January 1998 until 13 March 1998); Miss K Wreford (temporary secretary) (from 23 March 1998 until 8 April 1998); Mrs A J Waller, Secretary, Grade 13 (from 5 May 1998 until 16 October 1998); Miss A Johnson, Secretary, Grade 13 (from 27 October 1998).

Specialist Advisers during the Session

Ms Rachel Ashworth, Dr Denis Balsom, Mr Mark Clatworthy, Mr Richard Edwards, Ms Jane Hutt, Professor Ross McKay, Professor Terry Marsden and Mr Brian Morgan.

Witnesses

Oral evidence was given during the Session by the following categories of witnesses:

Number of appearances by:-

Cabinet Ministers:  2

Other Ministers:   3

Number of appearances by officials from, or representatives of:-

Welsh Office:  14

non-departmental public bodies:  28

comprising:- Cardiff Bay Development Corporation  1

Development Board for Rural Wales :  9

Meat and Livestock Commission (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)  3

National Museums and Galleries of Wales  3

Wales Tourist Board:  2

Welsh Development Agency:  11

Appearances by other witnesses:  83

Overseas Visits

  Date

  Destination

  Members

  Staff

  Purpose

  Cost

16-19.3.98

Madrid and

Barcelona


7

2#

Investment in Industry

£9,092.97

2-3.6.98

Dublin and Dundalk

5

2#

Investment in Industry

£4,047.23

# Includes 1 specialist adviser.

Visits to European Institutions in Brussels and Strasbourg

None

UK Visits

Date

Destination

Members

Staff

Purpose

Cost

27.10.98

Welsh Office, Cardiff

9

3

Welsh Office briefing

£1,297.17

10.11.97

Ladywell House, Newtown

8

4*#

Evidence on the Impact of the Government's Devolution Proposals on Economic Development and Local Government in Wales

£1,029.97

17.11.97

County Hall, Mold

7

5*#

Evidence on the Impact of the Government's Devolution Proposals on Economic Development and Local Government in Wales

£985.77

24.11.98

Council Chamber, Cardiff

6

5*#

Evidence on the Impact of the Government's Devolution Proposals on Economic Development and Local Government in Wales

£843.59

19.1.98

Welsh Office, Cardiff

6

3*

Evidence on Emergency Funding for NHS Trusts in Wales

£1,047.27

16.2.98

Welsh Office, Cardiff

6

3*

Evidence on the Present Crisis in the Welsh Livestock Industry

£1,144.27

23.2.98

Welsh Office, Cardiff

6

4*#

Evidence on the Present Crisis in the Welsh Livestock Industry

£1,321.98

9.3.98

Welsh Office, Cardiff

9

5*#

Evidence on the Present Crisis in the Welsh Livestock Industry

£1,008.79

30.3.98

T.H. Sutcliffe, Pontardawe

3

2

Informal visit on the Present Crisis in the Welsh Livestock Industry

£471.28

8-9.3.98

Bangor, Aberystwyth and Newcastle Emlyn

7

4#

Informal visit on Investment in Industry in Wales

£2,553.55

19.6.98

Welsh Office, Cardiff

2

2

Informal meetings on Devolution and Westminster

£308.05

22.6.98

Guildhall, Wrexham

7

4*

Evidence on Investment in Industry in Wales

£700.89

29.6.98

Cardiff

4

4#

Briefings from the National Audit Office and Welsh Development Agency

£329.65

6-7.7.98

Glasgow, Inverness and Ross and Cromarty

8

4*#

Informal visit on Investment in Industry

£6,225.08

26.10.98

National Museum and Gallery of Wales, Cardiff

5

3*

Evidence on the Closure of the Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum

£508.65

16.11.98

Glamorgan Building, Cardiff

4

3

Briefing seminar on Broadcasting in Wales and the National Assembly

£639.20

* Includes 1 shorthand writer. # Includes 1 specialist adviser.

Reports and Minutes of Evidence  

  Title

HC No.

(1997-98)

Date of

publication

No. of

pages

Sale price

  Government

  reply


First Report: The Impact of the Government's Devolution Proposals on Economic Development and Local Government in Wales

329-I

26.2.98

32

£7.00

Received 19.5.98:

published as Second Special Report, Session 1997-98


Minutes of Evidence and Appendices: The Impact of the Government's Devolution Proposals on Economic Development and Local Government in Wales

329-II

26.2.98

348

£25.50

Not applicable

Second Report: The Present Crisis in the Welsh Livestock Industry

447

20.5.98

214

£20.50

Received 10.11.98:

published as Fourth Special Report, Session 1997-98


Third Report: The Welsh Office Departmental Report 1998

751

5.8.98

43

£8.80

Received 5.10.98: published as Third Special Report, Session 1997-98

Fourth Report: Investment in Industry in Wales

821

18.11.98

236

£20.50

Awaiting reply

First Special Report: Government Response to the Third Report, Session1996-97 (The Preservation of Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments: Follow Up)

328

17.11.97

7

£2.25

Not applicable

Second Special Report: Government Response to the First Report, Session 1997-98 (The Impact of the Government's Devolution Proposals on Economic Development and Local Government in Wales)

750

1.6.98

8

£2.25

Not applicable

Third Special Report: Government Response to the Third Report Session, 1997-98 (The Welsh Office Departmental Report 1998)

1101

27.10.98

5

£2.25

Not applicable

Fourth Special Report: Government Response to the Second Report, Session 1997-98 (The Present Crisis in the Welsh Livestock Industry)

1148

17.11.98


6


£2.25


Not applicable


Minutes of Evidence and Appendices: Emergency Funding for NHS Trusts in Wales

464

8.4.98

37

£8.00

Not applicable

Minutes of Evidence: NHS (Wales) Summarised Accounts 1996-97

1054

15.9.98

23

£6.20

Not applicable

Divisions

None

Debates

The following Reports were referred to on the Order Paper as being relevant to debates in the House:

Second Report, 1997-98, The Present Crisis in the Welsh Livestock Industry, was the subject of debate on an Estimates Day, under Standing Order No. 54, 14.07.98

First Report, 1997-98, The Impact of the Government's Devolution Proposals on Economic Development and Local Government in Wales, on consideration of the Government of Wales Bill, 26.03.98

Evidence

Oral evidence was taken at 26 of the Committee's 42 meetings. On none of these occasions was evidence taken partly or wholly in private. The Committee received 222 memoranda, of which 17 came from Government departments, 2 from executive agencies and 21 from associated public bodies. The Committee published 143 memoranda.


  Inquiry

No. of oral evidence sessions

No. of memoranda received

No. of memoranda received from Government departments/ executive agencies /associated public bodies

No. of memoranda published

No. of memoranda made available in the Record Office for public use and placed in the Library

The Impact of the Government's Devolution Proposals on Economic Development and Local Government in Wales

9

67

1/0/4

67

0

The Present Crisis in the Welsh Livestock Industry

8

37

1/0/3

31

5

Emergency Funding for NHS Trusts in Wales

1

11

1/0/0

11

0

Investment in Industry in Wales

5

34

3/0/4

29

5

The Welsh Office's Departmental Report 1998

1

3

3/0/0

3

0

NHS (Wales) Summarised Accounts 1996-97

1

2

2/0/0

2

0

The Closure of the Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum

1

8

0/0/2

0

0

Broadcasting in Wales and the National Assembly

0

21

1/1/4

0

0

Childcare in Wales

0

26

1/1/3

0

0

Others

0

13

4/0/1

0

13

Total

26

222

17/2/21

143

23



 
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