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Minister Of Transport

Volume 975: debated on Monday 3 December 1979

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asked the Prime Minister what are the precise functions of the Minister of Transport.

The responsibilities of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport cover the following:

General policy on inland surface transport industries, including British Railways, the bus industry, freight and ports; but not their day-to-day management; the national motorway and trunk road network; overall responsibility for local transportation, including transport policies and programmes and transport supplementary grant, and other matters concerning local authorities in respect of their transport functions; road safety; vehicle regulation and inspection; bus and road freight licensing; driver and vehicle licensing; research and international aspects of the above.
Certain of these responsibilities are exercised in Scotland and Wales by the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Secretary of State for Wales respectively.