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Johnson moved to DTI

Former Economic Secretary Melanie Johnson has been moved to the Department of Trade and Industry. As parliamentary secretary, Melanie Johnson will have responsibility for consumer affairs, although her full brief is yet to been announced.

During her two year stint at the Treasury some felt that she had stuck too close to the official line in presiding over issues affecting the financial services industry, to the frustration of many IFAs.

She is replaced as Economic Secretary by Ruth Kelly.

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