Welsh Secretary David Jones MPs will face questions about his department's record over the last year from MPs on the Welsh Affairs committee
Speaking on Sky's 'Murnaghan' programme on Sunday, the former Welsh Secretary also launched a fresh attack on the HS2 project.
Visiting Wales for the first time since his promotion, David Jones MP was involved in a lively discussion with a teenager about housing.
Welsh Secretary David Jones visits the Senedd to take part in a debate on the Queen's Speech. It's the first time he's represented the UK Government in the annual debate as Secretary of State. Before becoming an MP, Mr Jones was an Assembly Member.
Welsh Secretary David Jones confirms that the Draft Wales Bill announced in the Queen's Speech could be extended to include the transfer of tax powers recommended in the Silk Commission.
You can see a longer version of this interview in Sharp End, Thursday 1035pm on ITV Cymru Wales.
Aside from the Draft Wales Bill announced in the Queen's Speech, Welsh Secretary David Jones says the programme of laws laid out in the speech 'will do a lot to help businesses in Wales.'
Today’s speech shows that this Government is determined to reward hard work and make it easier for businesses to thrive. Since May 2010, this Government has demonstrated its commitment to making the UK economy more competitive and to helping unlock the collective talents of our people.
– David Jones MP, Secretary of State for Wales
Many of the measures announced today will do a lot to help businesses in Wales and will boost the Welsh economy. Specifically, the National Insurance Contributions Bill will help many small and medium size Welsh businesses by cutting the cost of recruiting new employees, while the Deregulation Bill will cut red tape to help Welsh businesses grow.
"This document, which is the product of a lot of work across Whitehall, does say the devolution settlement is in a good place" says Welsh Secretary David Jones.
'It suggests areas that the commission may want to consider for further devolution, or maybe not as the case may be".
The First Minister and Welsh Secretary David Jones will today highlight what more they feel can be done to get young people into employment.
At the first Jobs Summit for Wales, a number of businesses and organisations from across Wales have been invited to discuss how to offer more work experience, internships and apprenticeship opportunities for young people.
Recent figures show that the number of people between the age of 16-24 who weren't employed in Wales between October 2011 and September 2012 stood at 51,000. This has stayed roughly the same since 2009.
– Martin Brown, Work Services Director for Jobcentre Plus in Wales
The biggest issue for many young people in Wales is a lack of practical on-the-job experience, which counts for a lot when trying to impress a potential employer.
We're giving employers real incentive to give young people in Wales a job, and a payment of £2,275 is available to them for every 18-24 year-old they take on, who has been out of work for six months or more.
Welsh Secretary David Jones says the Supreme Court has 'removed uncertainty about the Assembly's' powers. He said:
This judgment will assist both the Welsh and UK Governments as to where the devolution boundary lies. In particular, it clarifies the extent to which the Welsh Ministers can exercise their powers to amend byelaw making procedures in the future.
The Government appreciates this clarification, as the referral was made to clarify the boundary of the Welsh devolution settlement, not to interfere with the policy objectives of the Welsh Government.
The UK Government will continue to make every effort to ensure that the legislative arrangements work effectively. Any referrals to the Supreme Court should not be seen as hostile, but rather the appropriate mechanism of ensuring devolution works smoothly. I am committed to ensuring that and working with the Welsh Government in the future.
The Liberal Democrat Baroness Jenny Randerson is to be a junior minister at the Wales Office, serving under David Jones and alongside Stephen Crabb.
– Wales Office Minister Baroness Randerson
I am absolutely delighted to be appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary. It is a tremendous honour and privilege to be a Welsh Liberal Democrat representative in the Coalition Government. As a former Assembly Member, Welsh Government Minister and a committed devolutionist, I am particularly looking forward to developing the working relationship between the Welsh Government and the Wales Office to ensure that we all work together to enhance the lives of the people of Wales.