The recommendation that the posts of Secretaries of State for Scotland and Wales be merged has variously been made, including by the Constitution Committee of the House of Lords in its 2003 report on Devolution: Inter-Institutional Relations in the United Kingdom. Apparently, it almost came about in the botched Cabinet changes of 2003. It is a proposal that continues to be made. However, the posts remain seperate and prompt this week’s quiz questions. As usual, the first two readers to supply the correct answers will be the winners.
Of the present members of the House of Lords:
1. How many have held the post of Secretary of State for Scotland? Who are they?
2. How many have held the post of Secretary of State for Wales? Who are they?
3. How many have held the post of Secretary of State for Northern Ireland? Who are they?