Nia Griffith and Glyn Davies
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MPs react to Peter Hain comments on Prince Charles

Former cabinet minister Peter Hain says Prince Charles encouraged him to press the Welsh government to introduce complementary medicine on the NHS.

Mr Hain said they had discussed it when he first became Welsh Secretary.

The Labour MP for Neath added such conversations between the Prince and Welsh secretaries took place regularly.

Labour MP Nia Griffith said her personal view was that the monarchy "should keep well out of these things", while Conservative MP Glyn Davies said he did not see anything wrong with Prince Charles having an opinion on issues that impact on the country.

Mr Hain's comments are on a BBC Radio 4 documentary about the future monarch's conversations with politicians.

A spokeswoman for the prince would not comment on private conversations.

  • 29 Jun 2014
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