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Deputy Prime Minister

Volume 454: debated on Thursday 14 December 2006

To ask the Prime Minister what representations he has received calling for the abolition of the post of Deputy Prime Minister. (108504)

To ask the Prime Minister (1) what the statutory responsibilities are of the Deputy Prime Minister under the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975; (108500)

(2) what financial transfers were made from other Government Departments to the Deputy Prime Minister's Office following the machinery of Government changes.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him by my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister on 9 October 2006, Official Report, column 72W. My right hon. Friend’s responsibilities are also set out in the list of ministerial responsibilities, copies of which are available on the Cabinet Office website and in the Library of the House.