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Regional Government: South West Region

Volume 463: debated on Monday 23 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list the duties and responsibilities of the Minister for the south-west region; what the budget is for that position; how many staff are employed in relation to those duties; and if she will make a statement. (151715)

On the 28 June 2007 the Prime Minister appointed my hon. Friend the Member for Exeter (Mr. Bradshaw) to be Minister for the south-west. The role of Regional Ministers is set out in paragraphs 115 to 118 in ‘The Governance of Britain’.