Ministerial appointment in new Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy

August 3, 2016

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I was delighted to receive news that I will become Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, within the newly-formed Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

It is an honour to have been selected to work within this Department, having spent a successful and enjoyable period as Permanent Under Secretary of State to the Department for International Development.

Following the creation of the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the appointment of Rt Hon Greg Clark MP as Secretary of State, the full list of ministerial responsibilities within the department has now been confirmed.

The new ministerial portfolios reflect the key priorities for the department to develop a comprehensive industrial strategy; continuing to ensure the UK remains at the cutting-edge of science, research and innovation; tackling climate change; and ensuring affordable, clean and secure energy supply for the UK.

The work of the new department brings together responsibilities for industrial strategy, energy, business, consumers, employees, science, innovation, research, and climate change.

In particular, the department is responsible for:

  • developing and delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy and leading the government’s relationship with business
  • ensuring that the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean
  • ensuring the UK remains at the leading edge of science, research and innovation
  • tackling climate change
  • promoting competitive markets and consumer interests


I look forward to continuing to work for progress in Ruislip, Northwood, and Pinner, alongside my new Ministerial responsibilities..


For further information on the new Department, please see the links below: