Ministerial role

Minister of State for Decentralisation and Planning


The minister is responsible for decentralisation and cities, a role shared between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Communities and Local Government. Responsibilities include:

  • Big Society
  • planning policy

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP

    • 2010 to 2012


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