Secretary of State for Wales Simon Hart hailed a bright future for Wales today [19 December] following legislation in the Queen’s Speech which will allow the UK to get Brexit done and leave the EU on 31 January.
The new Welsh Secretary was speaking after Her Majesty The Queen delivered the speech outlining the UK Government’s ambitious and optimistic legislative agenda for the coming Parliamentary session.
Secretary of State for Wales Simon Hart said:
Legislation outlined in the Queen’s Speech will mean we can finally get Brexit done, leave the EU on 31 January and forge a bright future for Wales and the rest of the UK.
The vast majority of the Bills and measures outlined today apply to Wales and include introducing a modern points-based immigration system, tackling violent crime and making improvements to the criminal justice system.
We are providing a £600 million boost to the Welsh Government’s budget as a result of the latest spending round and people across the country would expect much of this extra money to be spent on the NHS in Wales.
The Prime Minister has once again made clear his unwavering commitment to strengthening the United Kingdom through our commitment to major investments in city and growth deals across the whole of Wales, a new UK Shared Prosperity Fund to tackle inequality and deprivation, and his support for manufacturing industry which continues to provide thousands of jobs. This is an ambitious package of measures which will benefit communities across Wales.