Stephen Crabb named as Welsh Secretary in reshuffle

Stephen Crabb MP has been confirmed as the new Welsh Secretary, as part of the Prime Minister's Cabinet reshuffle. It follows the departure of David Jones MP.

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Crabb to make Welsh Grand Committee debut

Stephen Crabb will make his first appearance in the Commons today since becoming the new Welsh Secretary. He was promoted to the cabinet by David Cameron who sacked his predecessor, David Jones, on Monday.

There's been a warm welcome for Mr Crabb's appointment from across the political spectrum.

But there's no time to ease himself gently into the job because he has to speak for the Government during a day-long session of the Welsh Grand Committee.

The debate is nominally about the impact on Wales of the UK Government's legislative plans a set out in the Queen's Speech.

But you can bet Labour and Plaid Cymru MPs will seize the opportunity to challenge the new Welsh Secretary over his previous opposition to devolution and what he'll do to resolve a series of disputes with the Welsh Government.

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