Wales round-up: 15 January 2010

15 January 2010

Parliamentary business relating to Wales for the week ending 15 January 2010.

Written questions

In addition to oral questions, MPs and Peers can ask government ministers questions for written answer. These are often used to obtain detailed information about policies and statistics on the activities of government departments.


An adjournment debate is a way of having a general debate without requiring the House to vote. The MP who tabled the relevant adjournment debate is called to speak and a Minister will reply.

Welsh Affairs Committee

The Welsh Affairs Committee's remit is to examine matters within the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Wales (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales).

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