Peter Mandelson has outlined the responsibilities of his Ministerial team at the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR).
I am delighted to be the Secretary of State for BERR, Mandelson said. It will be a great opportunity and a great challenge.
Our economy, like every other, is facing huge challenges as a result of the global financial crisis. I will be doing all I can, along with the rest of my Ministerial team, to help businesses and consumers through these testing times.
Ian Pearson MP will be economic and business minister and responsible for business sectors including automotive, construction, environmental industries, manufacturing, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and batteries.
Opposition reshuffle in response to new climate change and energy department:
Conservative Party changes
Shadow climate change Minister Greg Barker
Shadow energy Minister Charles Hendry
Liberal Democrat changes
Shadow Secretary for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform John Thurso
Shadow Secretary of State of Climate Change and Energy Steve Webb