§ Mr. Brooke
I announced yesterday the following ministerial responsibilities.
The right hon. the Lord Belstead, Her Majesty's Paymaster General and deputy to the Secretary of State, is responsible for law and order and the Department of Education. He is spokesman on all Northern Ireland matters in the House of Lords.
Dr. Brian Mawhinney MP, Minister of State, is responsible for the Department of Finance and Personnel, the central community relations unit, political affairs division and the information services. He is also the spokesman in the House of Commons on law and order and education matters.
Mr. Richard Needham MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, is responsible for the Department of Economic Development, the Industrial Development Board, and the Department of the Environment.
Mr. Jeremy Hanley MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, is responsible for the Department of Health and Social Services and the Department of Agriculture. As one of the four United Kingdom Ministers responsible for agriculture I will maintain my interest in that area.
I will continue to have overall responsibility for the work of the Northern Ireland Office and the Northern Ireland Departments.