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DOE MINISTERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

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New ministerial responsibilities at the department of the environment were announced today by environment secretary...
New ministerial responsibilities at the department of the environment were announced today by environment secretary John Gummer.

The details are as follows:

THE RT HON JOHN GUMMER, MP, Secretary of State for the Environment and Minister for London.

DAVID CURRY, MP, Minister of State for Local Government, Housing, and Urban Regeneration. Mr Curry also has responsibility for the East Thames Corridor.

ROBERT ATKINS, MP, Minister of State for the Environment and Countryside, with responsibility for Water, Ordnance Survey and the British Waterways Board.

THE RT HON VISCOUNT ULLSWATER, Minister for Construction and Planning, also has responsibility for all Department business in the House of Lords, as well as other Departmental wide issues.

He will also have responsibility for the following agencies: Security Facilities Executive, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, The Building Research Establishment and the Buying Agency.

SIR PAUL BERESFORD, MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State will support Mr Atkins on Environment, Water and Countryside issues; Viscount Ullswater on Planning; Mr Curry on Urban Regeneration; and the Secretary of State on London.

He will also be responsible for Property Holdings and Property Services Agency Services.

ROBERT JONES, MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, will be the Minister for Energy Efficiency. He will also support Mr Curry on Housing and Local Government, and Viscount Ullswater on Construction.

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