Wyn Roberts as a BBC journalist and as a minister
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Tributes to former Welsh Office minister Lord Roberts of Conwy

Tributes are being paid to Lord Roberts of Conwy, who has died at the age of 83.

He piloted the Welsh Language Act in 1993 and as Wyn Roberts served as Conservative MP for Conwy from 1970 until his retirement from the House of Commons in 1997.

During 18 years of government at the Welsh Office, he was the longest-serving minister in the same department.

Welsh Secretary David Jones called him "an extraordinary man" and a "powerful exponent" of the Welsh language.

Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted: "I'm sad to hear a great Conservative, Lord Roberts of Conwy, has died. He did so much for Wales, including piloting the Welsh Language Act."

Former Welsh Secretary Lord Crickhowell called him "my advisor and guru" and an "indispensable" deputy.

Political correspondent Aled ap Dafydd looks back on his life.

Lord Roberts of Conwy dies, aged 83

  • 14 Dec 2013
  • From the section Wales
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