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21.05.15

Who does what at the DCLG?

The new ministerial team at the Department for Communities and Local Government has been named, and responsibilities finalised, so who is doing what? PSE is here with the answer.

Greg Clark – Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

s216 Greg Clark 960 x 640The Secretary of State is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Main areas of responsibility include:

  • Overall leadership of the department
  • Troubled Families

 

Mark Francois – Minister of State for Communities and Resilience

s216 Mark Francois 960 x 640Responsible for:

  • Coastal communities and Thames Gateway
  • Fire and resilience
  • Departmental finance and corporate issues
  • Overview of local government policy and finance
  • Deregulation
  • Lead minister on the Devolution Bill
  • Minister for Portsmouth

Brandon Lewis – Minister of State for Housing and Planning

s216 Brandon Lewis Official 960 x 640Responsible for:

  • Housing (including Ebbsfleet)
  • Planning policy
  • Neighbourhood planning
  • Lead minister on the Housing Bill
  • Planning casework

 

Marcus Jones – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Local Government)

s216 Marcus Jones 960 x 640Responsible for:

  • Local government policy, including adult social care and children’s services
  • Local government finance
  • Homelessness
  • Community rights, including community pubs
  • High streets, town centres and markets
  • Welfare reform
  • Supporting minister on the Housing Bill
  • Planning casework

James Wharton – Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse

s216 James Wharton - 960 x 640Responsible for:

  • Northern Powerhouse, supporting the Secretary of State on City Deals
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Enterprise Zones & Local Enterprise Partnerships
  • Building regulations
  • Supporting minister on the Devolution Bill
  • Planning casework

Baroness Williams of Trafford – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

s216 Baroness Williams Official 960 x 640The Baroness is responsible for:

  • Departmental business in the House of Lords
  • Local government finance and policy
  • Integration and faith
  • HS2
  • Travellers
  • Supporting the Secretary of State on City Deals and Troubled Families
  • Women and equalities (supporting the Department for Education in the Lords)

(Top image source: Clive Gee / PA)

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