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Liam Byrne

Volume 475: debated on Friday 16 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the ministerial responsibilities of the hon. Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill are within his Department. (204504)

My hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Mr. Byrne) is the Minister of State for Borders and Immigration (Home Office) and Minister of State with responsibility for revenue protection at the border (HM Treasury).

As a Treasury Minister my hon. Friend is responsible for the operational delivery of the UK Border Agency’s (UKBA) revenue protection functions, delivery of targets covering revenue protection and the examination of goods at the frontier. my hon. Friend works closely with his Treasury ministerial colleagues to shape effective operational policy, based on the UKBA’s experience of implementation.