Portfolio division between the Minister and State Secretary of the Interior and Kingdom Relations

Today, on february 24th 2010, the portfolio division has been decided between Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin and State Secretary Ank Bijleveld-Schouten of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.

The Minister will be responsible for most parts of policy relating to security, the General Intelligence and Security Service, civil-service renewal, constitutional affairs and senior government bodies.

The State Secretary’s responsibilities will include the general coordination of Kingdom Relations, the entire policy with respect to municipalities and provinces (including security regions, the fire service and medical assistance in accidents and disasters), open government, the Senior Civil Service and the Central Government Organisation and Management Department.