Margaret Ferrier – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Wales Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Margaret Ferrier on 2016-02-02.

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, who from his Department attended the Tata Steel Task Force meeting on (a) 20 January 2016 and (b) 1 February 2016.

Stephen Crabb

The Welsh Taskforce was convened on 20 January and met subsequently on 1 February. The next meeting will be held on 15 February.

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, attended the meeting on 1 February and will attend future meetings whenever practicable. Due to prior commitments he was unable to attend the first meeting and the Wales Office Director represented the Department. UK Government officials also attend Taskforce meetings.

The Taskforce is chaired by Welsh Government Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, Edwina Hart. Minutes of the Taskforce and any agreed programme of work are matters for the Welsh Government.