Welsh Secretary gives evidence on Brexit implications

13 July 2016

Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, Secretary of State for Wales, is appearing before the Welsh Affairs Committee in a wide-ranging session covering Brexit, the steel industry and the Wales Bill. This will be the first time Mr Cairns has appeared before the Committee as Secretary of State.


Tuesday 19 July 2016, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 2.30pm

Chair's comments

Ahead of the session, Committee Chair David TC Davies commented:

"The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union will have significant ramifications for the people of Wales. As negotiations to work out our future relationship begin, it is important that the impact this will have on Wales is quickly understood. We will be asking the Secretary of State what he will be doing to ensure that the interests of Wales are represented in these discussions and what assurances he can give.

Europe is not the only issue that Wales must consider at this moment. Important questions remain over the future of the steel industry in Port Talbot. Additionally, work still needs to be done in establishing the future constitutional arrangements for Wales, as set out in the Wales Bill. We are pleased that the Secretary of State listened to the concerns of the committee on the draft Wales Bill, and we look forward to him setting out his view ahead of further Parliamentary scrutiny."

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