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In the United Kingdom, the Department for Transport (or DfT) (Template:Lang-cy) is the government department responsible for the English transport network and transport matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (DRD and DOE) which are not devolved. The department is run by the Secretary of State for Transport, currently Philip Hammond.


Government control of transport and diverse associated matters has been reorganised a number of times in modern history[1], particularly under the current government, being the responsibility of:

The name "Ministry of Transport" lives on in the annual MOT test, which most vehicles used on public roads in the UK are required to pass once they are three years old (4 years in NI).

Current ministers Edit

From 11 May 2010:

The DfT's Permanent Secretary is Robert Devereux (previously a DfT Director-General) who succeeded Sir David Rowlands, following his retirement on 31 May 2007. Rowlands had succeeded Rachel Lomax in 2003, when she became Deputy Governor of the Bank Of England.

Executive agencies Edit

Non-departmental public bodies Edit

The DfT sponsors the following public bodies:

See alsoEdit

References Edit

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External links Edit

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