§ Mr. Rifkind
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment which are the main matters for which his Department is responsible in England.
§ Mr. Shore
The planning of land use, regional affairs, the problems of inner urban areas, housing, new towns, the construction industries, local government, water and sewerage, sport, the conservation and recreational use of the countryside and the protection of ancient monuments and historic buildings, the co-ordination of work on the prevention of environmental pollution. The Property Services Agency is responsible for Government building services.