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HOME SECRETARY ALLOCATES MINISTERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

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Home secretary Michael Howard has allocated the following responsibilities to his ministers. The home secretary wil...
Home secretary Michael Howard has allocated the following responsibilities to his ministers. The home secretary will be responsible personally for Royal matters, security issues, terrorism and the Public Expenditure Survey.

DAVID MACLEAN - MINISTER OF STATE Police; Crime Prevention; Criminal Policy; Partnership; Drugs.

BARONESS BLATCH - MINISTER OF STATE Lords' Business; Voluntary Sector and Charities; Obscenity; Probation and After Care; Fire Service; Women's Issues; Summertime; Data Protection and Privacy; Electoral Law; Cults; Emergency Planning; Green Issues; Channel Islands and the Isle of Man; Coroners; Byelaws; Identity Cards.

ANN WIDDECOMBE - MINISTER OF STATE Prisons; Immigration; Life Sentences; Mentally Disordered Offenders.

TIMOTHY KIRKHOPE - PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE Gambling; Sunday Trading; Liquor Licensing; Race and Community Relations; Nationality; Passports; Refugee Resettlement; Miscarriages of Justice; Extradition; UK Central Authority; Animals and Home Office interest in Deregulation. Mr Kirkhope will support Ann Widdecombe on Immigration and Nationality matters with particular responsibility for casework. He is also responsible for Baroness Blatch's subjects in the House of Commons.
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