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The DoE has reshuffled its most senior civil servants who deal with councils, dropping one deputy secretary post in...
The DoE has reshuffled its most senior civil servants who deal with councils, dropping one deputy secretary post in line with ministerial changes made six months ago.

The changes, confirmed this month by the department, reflect the loss of a junior minister stemming from a fall in planned DoE legislation. But the new deputy secretary posts do not exactly match the new ministerial responsibilities.

Paul McQuail, who is to retire as deputy secretary in charge of planning, rural affairs and water, will not be replaced.

His responsibility for planning has been transferred to Chris Brearley, deputy secretary in charge of local government, whose combined responsibilities now largely reflect those of minister David Curry.

Mr McQuail's responsibility for water has been added to the portfolio of Derek Osborne, who is in charge of environment policy. Mr Osborne's duties now closely mirror those of environment minister Tim Yeo.

Dinah Nichols, deputy secretary in charge of property holdings, construction and central support services, has taken over responsibility for housing from Genie Turton.

Ms Turton will continue to oversee urban affairs, which received a new impetus in November when ministers announced plans to co-ordinate the urban actions taken by the regional headquarters of four government departments.

Minister for Housing and Inner Cities Sir George Young will therefore continue to oversee two deputy secretaries following the shake up.

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