Welsh Secretary to be quizzed by MPs

David Jones MP, Secretary of State for Wales Credit: Clive Gee/PA Wire

The record of the Wales Office for the last year will be in the spotlight later when the Welsh Secretary faces questions from a committee of MPs.

It's the annual opportunity for members of the Welsh Affairs select committee to scrutinise the Secretary of State.

David Jones is likely to be asked about progress in the two separate inquiries into abuse in North Wales care homes in the 1970s and 80s.

He can also expect questions on the prospects for the Welsh Government being given power over some taxes and the ability to borrow money in the wake of recommendations by the Silk Commission.

It'll be the first time he faces the committee as Secretary of State. He was appointed to the post in September following the sacking of his predecessor Cheryl Gillan.