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Cabinet and Ministers

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The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, today announced a reshuffle of his cabinet.
On this page you will find information on the Welsh Government including information on Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers and the Counsel General.

The role of the Cabinet

The Cabinet is the main decision-making body of the Welsh Government. It gives direction to the work of the whole organisation. It discusses matters which engage Ministers collectively, have strategic implications, or impact financially on their programme of work.

The Cabinet adopts a policy of openness and transparency and publishes its agendas, papers and minutes on the Internet unless the information is exempt from disclosure.

Counsel General

The Counsel General is the Law Officer for the Welsh Government.  For further information see the related link on the right hand side of the page.

Deputy Ministers

Deputy Ministers have been appointed to exercise functions on behalf of Ministers in particular areas of work.

Cabinet Committees

Cabinet Committees consist of relevant Ministers and Deputy Ministers. They can be established to consider strategic policy issues

Cabinet Statements, Cabinet and Cabinet Committee agendas, minutes and papers

By following the links on the left hand side, you can access agendas, minutes, and papers from each meeting of the Welsh Government Cabinet and its Committees since March 2000.  You will also be able to access Cabinet Statements.