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Departmental Responsibilities

Volume 19: debated on Monday 1 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement on the division of responsibility between Ministers in his Department.

While I, of course, have overall responsibility for matters affecting my Department, my hon. and learned Friend the Minister for Trade deals with commercial relations; my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State, the Member for Birmingham, Hall Green (Mr. Eyre) deals with consumer and competition matters; companies, insolvency, insurance, printing and publishing; and my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State, the Member for Aberdeen, South (Mr. Sproat) deals with civil aviation, marine and shipping, tourism, films, distribution and service trade industries, and statistical matters.