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Secretary Of State For Energy

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Prime Minister if she will list the full duties of the Secretary of State for Energy in April 1990; and what additional responsibilities have now been given to him.

In April 1990 the Secretary of State for Energy had overall responsibility for the work of the Department of Energy. He now has additional responsibility for co-ordinating the development of the presentation of Government policies.

To ask the Prime Minister what are to be the new cross-departmental co-ordination functions of the Secretary of State for Energy; how many civil servants will assist him in this work; and if she will make a statement.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave to the right hon. Member for Swansea, West (Mr. Williams) on 24 May at column 286.