Office of the Secretary of State for Wales

The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales (Welsh: Swyddfa Ysgrifennydd Gwladol Cymru), informally known as the Wales Office (Swyddfa Cymru), is a United Kingdom government department. It replaced the former Welsh Office, which had extensive responsibility for governing Wales prior to Welsh devolution in 1999.[1]

Office of the Secretary of State for Wales
Welsh: Swyddfa Ysgrifennydd Gwladol Cymru

Gwydyr House in Whitehall, London
Department overview
Formed1 July 1999[1][2]
Preceding Department
TypeDepartment of HM Government
JurisdictionWales
Headquarters
  • Wales
    • 1 Caspian Point, Caspian Way, Cardiff, CF10 4DQ
  • Westminster
Employees52 (2016–2017)
Annual budget~£4.7 million for 2016–2017
Minister responsible
Parent departmentMinistry of Justice
Websitewww.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-secretary-of-state-for-wales