Department for Transport

Department for Transport
Welsh: Adran am Drafnidiaeth
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Department overview
Formed2002
JurisdictionUnited Kingdom
HeadquartersGreat Minster House, Horseferry Road, London, UK
Annual budget£5.3 billion (current) & £7.7 billion (capital) in 2011–12[1]
Minister responsible
Department executive
Child agencies
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The Department for Transport (DfT) is the government department responsible for the English transport network and a limited number of transport matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that have not been devolved. The department is run by the Secretary of State for Transport, currently (since 14 July 2016) Chris Grayling.

History

Government control of transport and diverse associated matters has been reorganised a number of times in modern history, being the responsibility of:[2]

The name "Ministry of Transport" lives on in the annual MOT test, a test of vehicle safety, roadworthiness, and exhaust emissions, which most vehicles used on public roads in the UK are required to pass annually once they reach three years old (four years for vehicles in Northern Ireland).

The Flag of the old Ministry of Transport.