§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what changes he will make to the responsibilities of his ministerial team and the Northern Ireland Office to reflect the abolition of the Department of Employment. 
§ Mr. Ancram
There is no direct equivalent in Northern Ireland to the Department of Employment, although these functions are largely subsumed within the Department of Economic Development. There are no plans, therefore, to make any changes to the responsibilities of the NorthernIreland ministerial team and the Northern Ireland Office following the abolition of the Department of Employment.