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Welsh MPs in special debate

The Secretary of State for Wales, Cheryl Gillan, will face Welsh MPs today in a special debate at Westminster. The opposition will be led for the first time by the new Shadow Welsh Secretary, Owen Smith.

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Regional pay row dominates Welsh debate

Controversial UK Government plans to introduce different pay rates for public sector workers in different parts of the UK have so far dominated today's meeting of the Welsh Grand Committee.

There have been signs that the Government is backtracking on the idea, but ministers at today's session stood by the principle, even if they dispute the use of the term 'regional pay' as you can see in this exchange between Labour's David Hanson and Wales Office Minister David Jones MP.

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