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Departmental Responsibilities: Offshore Industry

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Prime Minister what consideration he gave when he last re-organised Government departments and their responsibilities to giving the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs responsibility for offshore oil, gas and energy consents; and if he will make a statement. (157243)

I announced changes to the Machinery of Government in a Written Ministerial Statement on 28 June 2007 (Official Report, columns 36-40WS). Departmental responsibilities are kept under constant review.