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Welsh history and its sources

Welsh Office

Established in April 1965 under Harold Wilson’s new Labour government, the Welsh Office was a central government department responsible for Welsh issues. The Secretary of State for Wales was its head. Its headquarters were in Whitehall, London. With devolution, its powers were largely transferred to the Welsh Assembly Government.

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