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Departmental Responsibilities

Prime Minister written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Prime Minister what the official duties and responsibilities are of the First Secretary of State; what change there has been in those duties from those formerly accorded to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; and what arrangements he has made for a Minister to answer questions in the House on the discharge of any new duties.

Photo of Gordon Brown Gordon Brown The Prime Minister, Leader of the Labour Party

I refer the hon. Member to the Machinery of Government and Ministerial Appointments press notices issued by my Office. Copies are available in the Library of the House and are also available on the No. 10 website at:

http://www.number10.gov.uk/Page19525 and

http://www.number10.gov.uk/Page19564.

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