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Welsh Secretary David Jones has tweeted that a member of the Welsh Language Commissioner's team will be seconded to the Wales Office in London.
The Welsh Secretary says the move is designed 'to ensure the UK Government provides high quality services in the Welsh language where there's demand.'
No appointment has been made yet but the Commissioner, Meri Huws says that the official 'will work closely with (Whitehall) departments to ensure they develop their Welsh language services in line with the relevant statutory framework for the Welsh language for the benefit of the people of Wales.'
Pontypridd MP Owen Smith has just issued his reaction to Ed Miliband's reshuffle. Mr Smith remains in the rôle of Shadow Welsh Secretary.
Caerphilly MP Wayne David has been tweeting his reaction to being appointed PPS to the Labour leader, Ed Miliband.
Caerphilly MP Wayne David has become PPS to Ed Miliband in the Labour leader's reshuffle of his parliamentary team. His appointment to a politically crucial job in the run-up to the next UK General Election is being seen as a promotion from his previous rôle as a member of the Shadow Justice team.
Westminster North MP Karen Buck has also been appointed as PPS to the Labour leader.
There's no change for Pontypridd MP Owen Smith following Ed Miliband's Shadow Cabinet reshuffle. He remains the Shadow Secretary of State for Wales and the only Welsh MP in the top tier of Labour's parliamentary team.
Labour's due to set out changes to other spokespeople shortly.
So far neither the UK Government cabinet reshuffle nor Labour's Shadow Cabinet reshuffle have seen any changes, good or bad, for Welsh politicians. But the former leader of the Welsh Lib Dems, Lord German, took to Twitter to point out the credentials of one newly-appointed Lib Dem minister.
Stephen Williams was born in Abercynon and went to Mountain Ash comprehensive school before studying at Bristol University. He's been the Liberal Democrat MP for Bristol West since 2005.
As the UK Government cabinet reshuffle continues, here are the Welsh MPs and peers who currently have government rôles:
- David Jones (Conservative) - Welsh Secretary
- Stephen Crabb (Conservative) - Wales Office minister and whip
- Baroness Randerson (Lib Dem) - Wales Office minister
- Jenny Willott (Lib Dem) - Assistant Whip
Labour leader Ed Miliband is also expected to reshuffle his Shadow Cabinet team. Here are the Welsh MPs and peers in his front-bench team:
- Owen Smith - Shadow Welsh Secretary
- Nia Griffith - Wales
- Ian Lucas - Foreign and Commonwealth
- Wayne David - Justice
- Christ Bryant - Home Office
- David Hanson - Home Office
- Kevin Brennan - Education
- Huw Irranca-Davies - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- Mark Tami - Whip
- Susan Elan-Jones - whip
- Baroness Gale - whip (Lords)
- Lord Bryan Davies - Wales, Transport, Treasury (Lords)
The news that Scottish Secretary Michael Moore has been sacked in the UK cabinet reshuffle inevitably led to speculation that change could affect the Wales Office too. But several sources say that Moore is the only cabinet figure to be affected which suggests that David Jones' position is safe.
Any further changes are expected to be amongst middle-ranking ministers. Ed Miliband is expected to reshuffle his Shadow Cabinet team too. Those changes could also come today.