The government's health and safety portfolio is to stay with the Department for Transport after a review of departmental responsibilities, it emerged this week.
Building Regulations minister Christopher Leslie, who was speaking on Tuesday at a standing committee meeting on delegated legislation in the Commons, said responsibility for health and safety would remain permanently with the Department for Transport. He said the decision would be confirmed formally in due course.

Building revealed two weeks ago that the government was reviewing where the Health and Safety Executive's long-term future should lie. Other options included the Department of Work and Pensions, or the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.