This study of the Welsh Office and its impact on the policy processes could not have come at a better time...The book fills a gap that has existed for many years, and as the Welsh Office ended its life in 1999, this book is able to look at the whole history...It is timely, but it may also help to mould future events...the great strength of this book is that...it looks behind the public face of the Welsh Office.
Rt Hon Alun Michael MP (former Secretary of State for Wales), from his Foreword
Thoroughly researched, lucidly crafted, compellingly argued, an essential read for all interested in the government and administration of Wales, and the background to the establishment of the Welsh Assembly and recent constitutional change'.
Dr J. Graham Jones, the Welsh Political Archive, National Library of Wales
This is an important contribution to the study of government in Wales
Glyn Mathias, Senior Lecturer in Government and Politics, University of Wales Institute Cardiff
A significant contribution to our understanding of the recent political and constitutional history of Wales...It will stand the test of time and will appeal to both the general reader and the committed academic alike.