§ Mr. Anthony Grant
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will set out in the Official Report the precise responsibilities of the Ministers in his Department.
§ Mr. Heseltine
The responsibilities are:
Secretary of State
Responsibility for the overall direction of the Department, including particularly the strategic issues of public expenditure and the financial economic and environmental impact of the Department's policies.
Minister for Local Government and Environmental Services
Special responsibility for local government—including finance; land use planning; development control and land; minerals; countryside affairs; inner areas; regional affairs; water; environmental protection.
Minister for Housing and Construction
Special responsibility for housing; construction industries; new towns; Property Services Agency; conservation areas; historic buildings and ancient monuments; royal parks and palaces.
The Under-Secretary of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Dumfries (Mr. Monro)
Special responsibility for sport and recreation; Supporting the Ministers of State on countryside affairs and on conservation areas; historic buildings, ancient monuments; and royal parks and palaces.66W
The Under-Secretary of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Hampstead (Mr. Finsberg)
Supporting the Minister for Housing and Construction on housing; construction; new towns; and Property Services Agency.
The Under-Secretary of State my hon. Friend the Member for Shipley (Mr. Fox)
Supporting the Minister for Local Government and Environmental Services on land use planning; development control and land; water; minerals and environmental protection.
The Under-Secretary of State—Irwin Bellow*
Supporting the Minister for Local Government and Environmental Services on local government—including finance; inner areas; regional affairs. The Department of the Environment spokesman in the House of Lords.
*The Queen has been pleased to approve that the dignity of a barony of the United Kingdom for life be conferred upon Mr. Bellow.