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Volume 456: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will take steps to ensure that the Minister dealing with immigration matters in her Department is a Member of this House. (117318)

Ministerial portfolios are allocated to meet departmental needs, to balance ministerial work loads in a coherent thematic manner and to reflect Ministers’ interests and experience. I have no current plans to change the existing allocation of responsibilities.