Harold Wilson – Comments on Establishing the Welsh Office

The comments made by Harold Wilson in his autobiography.

Of great importance to over two and a half million people was the creation of a Welsh Department under the Secretary of State for Wales, with a seat in the Cabinet. Based to a considerable extent on the Scottish Office, which had existed since 1885, it was given full responsibility for local government, housing and planning, economic planning, roads, forestry and derelict land clearance and later for tourism and health, together with shared responsibility for agriculture with the ministry.