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1996-07-26 DoT-001
Department of Transport


New ministerial responsibilities announced at Transport

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Department of Transport

New ministerial responsibilities announced at Transport

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26 July 1996
source Department of Transport
type Press release

note 242

New ministerial responsibilities at the Department of Transport were
announced today by the Secretary of State for Transport, Sir George

John Watts, Minister of State, will cover all railways issues and
road infrastructure policy, including national roads, local roads and
the Highways Agency. He will also be taking on responsibility for
local transport outside London. He will take the title "Minister for
Railways, Roads and Local Transport".

John Bowis, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, will be
responsible for all transport matters in London and for road safety.
He will take the title "Minister for Transport in London and for Road
Safety". He will be the spokesman for aviation and shipping matters
in the Commons. He will also be the Minister with lead responsibility
for Deregulation and Small Businesses.

Viscount Goschen, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, will
continue to be responsible for aviation, shipping and ports with the
title "Minister for Aviation and Shipping". He will also take on the
responsibility for co-ordinating European transport issues, reporting
direct to the Secretary of State.


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