HC Deb 21 May 1979 vol 967 cc62-3W
Mr. Anthony Grant

asked the Minister of Transport if he will set out in the Official Report the precise responsibilities of the Ministers in his Department.

Mr. Fowler

I take ultimate responsibility for everything that the Department does. Subject to that I propose to deal personally with all general issues of transport policy and finance and with the following particular matters, decisions on motorways and trunk road inquiries—jointly with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment; relations with the nationalised transport undertakings and the ports industry; policy relating to the traffic commissioners, vehicle excise duty, road safety promotion and traffic law enforcement; and the general direction of research.

My hon. Friend the Member for Rushcliffe (Mr. Clarke) will be responsible for policy, in the first place, in areas of business not reserved to me, and for the application of general policies in particular circumstances.

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