Secretary of State for Wales Paul Murphy has named Alan Cummins as
his new press secretary. Cummins, who takes up the post within the next
three months, was previously the chief press officer for the Welsh
National Assembly. Since last year, his role at the assembly has
included being official spokesman for first minister Rhodri Morgan.
Cummins has been with the Welsh Office since 1974. He replaces Pat
Wilson, Wales Office press secretary since 1999, who is to retire.