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The Department of Trade and Industry is a United Kingdom government department. The agencies responsible for the government of the United Kingdom consist of a number of ministerial departments (usually headed by a Secretary of State) and non-ministerial departments headed by senior civil servants. ...


The department was first formed in 1970 with the merger of the Board of Trade and the Ministry of Technology, creating a new cabinet post of Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. The new department also took over the Department of Employment's former responsibilities for monopolies and mergers. In January of 1974, the department's responsibilities for energy production were transferred to a newly created UK Department of Energy. Later the same year, following a Labour Party victory in the general election, the department was split into Department of Trade, Department of Industry and the Department of Prices and Consumer Protection. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The Board of Trade circa 1808. ... The Minister of Technology was a position in the government of the United Kingdom, sometimes abbreviated as MinTech. The Ministry of Technology was established by the incoming government of Harold Wilson in October 1964 as part of Wilsons ambition to modernise the state for what he perceived to be... The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry is a cabinet position in the United Kingdom government. ... The Department for Work and Pensions is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom, created on June 8, 2001 from the merger of the Employment part of the Department for Education and Employment and the Department of Social Security. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the main democratic socialist [1] political party in the United Kingdom. ... A general election is an election in which all members of a given political body are up for election. ... The Department of Trade and Industry is a United Kingdom government department. ... The Department of Trade and Industry is a United Kingdom government department. ... The Department of Prices and Consumer Protection was a short lived United Kingdom government department created by the incoming Labour government in 1974 when the functions of the Department of Trade and Industry were divided between three new departments; (the Department of Trade, the Department of Industry and the Department...


In 1983 the departments of Department of Trade and the Department of Industry were reunited. The Department of Energy was re-merged back into the DTI in 1992, but various media-related functions transferred to the Department for National Heritage. In any case as of 2006 DTI sets energy policy of the United Kingdom. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (sometimes abbreviated DCMS) is a department of the British government. ... Energy policy of the United Kingdom is a set of official publications and activities directed at the present and future production, transmission and use of various power technologies. ...


After the 2005 general election the DTI was renamed to the Department for Productivity, Energy and Industry [1], but the name reverted to Department of Trade and Industry less than a week later [2], after widespread derision, including some from the Confederation of British Industry. Barring a change in the law, the next general election in the United Kingdom must be held some time before June 30, 2006. ... CBI logo The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) was formed in 1965 and exists as a pressure group and a lobbying organisation for its members. ...


UK Trade and Investment [3]is a joint DTI/Foreign & Commonwealth organisation to help UK companies do business abroad and assist overseas investors to the UK.

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Ministers at DTI

Ministers as of May 5, 2006 May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Standard of the Department of Trade and Industry

The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry is a cabinet position in the United Kingdom government. ... The Rt Hon. ... Minister of State is a title borne by officials in certain countries governed under the parliamentary system. ... Rt. ... The Right Honourable Ian McCartney (born April 25, 1951 in Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire) is a British politician. ... Malcolm Hunt Wicks (born 1 July 1947, Hatfield) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... A Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, in the United Kingdom government structure, is a minister who is junior to a Minister of State who is then junior to a Secretary of State. ... James Fitzpatrick (born 4 April 1952) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... David John Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Turville (born 24 October 1940) is a British businessman, politician and life peer for the Labour Party. ...

Permanent Secretary

Sir Brian Bender has been Permanent Secretary since 2005. He was previously Permanent Secretary at DEFRA. In the United Kingdom, the non-political civil service head of a government department, as distinct from the political Secretary of State to whom he or she reports. ... The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for environmental protection, food production and standards, agriculture, fisheries and rural communities. ...


Trivia

  • In the magazine Private Eye, the department is routinely referred to as The Department of Timidity and Inaction.

Private eye may mean: Look up Private eye on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Private Eye a fortnightly British satirical magazine-newspaper, edited by Ian Hislop (as of 2005) A private investigator, a private detective for hire (see also crime fiction and detective fiction) Private Eye, a song by Alkaline Trio...

See also

For Government policy, see Energy policy of the United Kingdom Energy use and conservation in the United Kingdom has been receiving increased attention over recent years. ... This is a list of topics related to the United Kingdom. ...

External links

  • DTI's homepage
  • DTI's own history page
  • Yorkshire Forward - The Regional Development Agency for Yorkshire & Humber
  • FT article on unrenaming (Registration/Subscription required)

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The department was first formed in 1970 with the merger of the Board of Trade and the Ministry of Technology, creating a new cabinet post of Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.
In 1983 the departments of Department of Trade and the Department of Industry were reunited.
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