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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
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Business, Innovation and Skills
Department overview
Formed June 5, 2009
Jurisdiction United Kingdom
Headquarters London, England
Annual budget £16.5 billion (current) & £1.3 billion (capital) for 2011-12 [1]
Minister responsible The Rt Hon. Vince Cable MP,Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
Website
www.bis.gov.uk
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The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is a ministerial department of the United Kingdom Government created on 5 June 2009 by the merger of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR).[2]

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The BIS Ministers are as follows:[3]

Minister Rank Portfolio
The Rt Hon Dr Vincent Cable MP Secretary of State
President of the Board of Trade
Overall responsibility, business and banking
The Rt Hon David Willetts MP Minister of State Universities and science, innovation, space
John Hayes MP Minister of State Further education, skills and lifelong learning
Mark Prisk MP Minister of State Business and enterprise
The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP Minister of State Decentralisation and cities
Lord Green Minister of State Trade and investment
Norman Lamb MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Employment relations, consumer and postal affairs
Baroness Wilcox Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Intellectual property
Key Conservative
Liberal Democrat

John Hayes works jointly between the department and the Department for Education.[4]

Greg Clark works jointly between the department and the Department for Communities and Local Government.[5]

Lord Green works jointly between the department and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.[6]

The Permanent Secretary is Martin Donnelly, following the departure of Simon Fraser CMG, on 26 August 2010.

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