Tim Hedges's Blog
An expat's view: politics, economics and life in Italy, Britain and other places.
24 June, 2010
Peter Walker, who has died aged 78, headed up the first ever Department of the Environment, in 1970.
He used to say that Ted Heath, the Prme Minister, had wanted to call it 'The Department for Life' until it was pointed out that that would make Walker 'Minister for Life'.
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