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ODPM to be know now as DCLG

by mel starrs on May 24, 2006

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Are you keeping up? Yes, yet another name change. ODPM (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) is now DCLG (Department for Communities and Local Government). Website address is now www.communities.gov.uk
Ruth Kelly is running the show (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Minister for Women), with Yvette Cooper in charge of Housing and Planning.
Building Regs now rest in their domain.

David Millibrand at DEFRA also has a role to play in the industry, being involved in the environment. Yes, environment and buildings are in 2 different departments still. Not logical to my mind, but at least the 2 seem to talk to each other (or at least appear together at events). Until beginning of May, David was in ODPM/DCLG (are you keeping up?).
David Millibrand is the first UK politician I have come across with his own blog and it does actually look to be written by him, and not an automaton. And he drives a Prius.