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Ministerial Responsibilities

Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food which of the matters for which he is responsible in England he is not responsible for in Scotland; for which matters he is currently responsible in Scotland; and which matters for which he is currently responsible in Scotland will become the responsibility of the Scottish Assembly and Executive under the terms of the Scotland Bill.

In general, matters for which in England I am the responsible Minister are in Scotland the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland. There are a few matters, chiefly in relation to food supply and to notifiable diseases of animals, for which I am responsible in Scotland as well as in England; none of these will be devolved by the Scotland Bill. There are some matters for which I have a joint responsibility with one or more of my right hon. Friends. That for forestry is dealt with in Schedule 10 to the Scotland Bill.