HC Deb 28 January 1981 vol 997 cc408-9W
Mr. Lyell

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will set out in the Official Report the precise responsibilities of the Ministers in his Department.

Mr. Prior

I have overall responsibility for matters relevant to my Department. The division of responsibilities among my other Departmental Ministers is as follows:

Minister of State (Lord Gowrie)

  • Youth (Including Careers Service, YOP and Vocational Guidance).
  • Community Enterprise Programme.
  • EEC (and other overseas matters).
  • 409
  • Manpower aspects of industrial and regional policy (including inner cities) and new technology.
  • Disablement.
  • Wages Councils.
  • Race Relations.
  • Equal Pay and women's general employment issues.
  • Job Satisfaction.
  • UBS and social security issues relating to unemployment.
  • Finance.
  • Research.

Under-Secretary of State (Mr. Waddington)

  • Industrial relations including liaison with ACAS.
  • Employee involvement.
  • Dock Labour Scheme.
  • Health and Safety.
  • Statistics.
  • Work Permits.
  • Assistance with Employment and Training Bill.

Under-Secretary of State (Mr. Morrison)