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ANY doubt of the need for an elected Welsh Assembly must be dispelled by your report ("Hague assuages green anger over Redwood", 30 July). For how can the Secretary of State for Wales contend that Wales is governed well by the present system, when he immediately overturns the environmental policy of his predecessor? Much as that decision pleases me, one policy area which clearly needs continuity is the environment.

How can Parliament possibly justify the government of Wales being subject to the whims and fancies of whomsoever has been appointed Secretary of State by the Prime Minister of the day, for whatever reason, let alone as a one-year experience-broadening assignment? Clearly it cannot.

John F Unsworth

Wrexham, Clwyd

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