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Appointments taken up by former ministers (2014-2015 to 2017-2018)

Advice provided by the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments from 2014-15 to 2017-2018 inclusive, where an outside appointment has been taken up or announced.

The Committee’s advice given to former ministers in relation to new appointments or employment, including the conditions imposed.

Information on appointments taken up before 2014-15 can be found in the relevant ACOBA annual report

If an appointment is not listed here, it does not necessarily mean that advice has not been sought or provided. Until the point at which an appointment or employment is taken up, it remains in confidence. The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments publish advice only when it is informed that an appointment has been taken up or announced.

ACOBA recommendations - alphabetical

This list contains all appointments published in relation to those taken up before April 2018.

  1. Alexander, Danny - Chief Secretary to the Treasury - ACOBA recommendation
  2. Andrews, Leighton - Minister for Public Services, Welsh Government - ACOBA recommendation
  3. Barker, Lord - Minister of State, DECC and Minister for Business Engagement with India - ACOBA recommendation
  4. Biagi, Marco - Minister for Local Government & Community Empowerment, Scottish Government - ACOBA recommendation
  5. Blackwood-Bate, Nicola - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation at the Department of Health - ACOBA recommendation
  6. Brazier, Julian - Minister of State for Reserves at the Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation
  7. Bridges, George - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DExEU - ACOBA recommendation
  8. Browne, Jeremy - Minister of State, Home Office - ACOBA recommendation
  9. Burgess, Margaret - Minister for Housing and Welfare, Scottish Government - ACOBA recommendation
  10. Burt, Alistair - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office - ACOBA recommendation
  11. Burt, Baroness - Assistant Government Whip - ACOBA recommendation
  12. Cable, Vince - Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills - ACOBA recommendation
  13. Cameron, David - Prime Minister - ACOBA recommendation
  14. Clegg, Nick - Deputy Prime Minister - ACOBA recommendation
  15. Davey, Edward - Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change - ACOBA recommendation
  16. De Mauley, Lord - Parliamentary Under Secretary, Defra - ACOBA recommendation
  17. Deighton, Lord - Commercial Secretary to the Treasury - ACOBA recommendation
  18. Duddridge, James - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, FCO - ACOBA recommendation
  19. Duncan, Alan - Minister of State, Department for International Development - ACOBA recommendation
  20. Fallon, Michael - Secretary of State for Defence, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation
  21. Foster, Lord - Deputy Chief Whip - ACOBA recommendation
  22. Gillan, Cheryl - Secretary of State for Wales - ACOBA recommendation
  23. Gove, Michael - Secretary of State for Justice - ACOBA recommendation
  24. Grant, Helen - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport
  25. Green, Damian, First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office - ACOBA recommendation
  26. Green, Stephen (Lord) - Minister of State for Trade and Investment - ACOBA recommendation
  27. Gummer, Ben - Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General - ACOBA recommendation
  28. Hague, William - Leader of the House of Commons - ACOBA recommendation
  29. Hammond, Stephen - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport - ACOBA recommendation
  30. Harper, Mark - former Government Chief Whip, Cabinet Office - ACOBA recommendation
  31. Hart, Edwina - Minister for Economy, Science and Transport in the Welsh Government - ACOBA recommendation
  32. Heath, David - Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, Defra - ACOBA recommendation
  33. Hoban, Mark - Minister for Employment, Department for Work and Pensions - ACOBA recommendation
  34. Hughes, Simon - Minister of State, Ministry of Justice - ACOBA recommendation
  35. Lamb, Norman - Minister for Care and Support, Department of Health - ACOBA recommendation
  36. Lansley, Andrew - Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal - ACOBA recommendation
  37. Laws, David - Minister of State for Schools and Minister of State in the Cabinet Office - ACOBA recommendation
  38. Lee, Catherine - Director General, Ministry of Justice - ACOBA recommendation
  39. Letwin, Oliver - Minister for Government Policy and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Cabinet Office - ACOBA recommendation
  40. Lewis, Huw - Minister for Education and Skills, Welsh Government - ACOBA recommendation
  41. Livingston, Lord - Minister of State for Trade and Investment - ACOBA recommendation
  42. Luff, Peter - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation
  43. MacLeod, Fiona - Acting Minister for Children and Young People, the Scottish Government - ACOBA recommendation
  44. Maude, Francis - Minister for Trade and Investment - ACOBA recommendation
  45. McLeod, Aileen - Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Scottish Government - ACOBA recommendation
  46. McVey, Esther - Minister of State for Employment, Department for Work and Pensions - ACOBA recommendation
  47. Morgan, Nicky, SoS for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities - ACOBA recommendation
  48. Morgan, Nicky, SoS for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities - ACOBA recommendation
  49. Neil, Alex - Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioner’s Rights, Scottish Government - ACOBA recommendation
  50. Neill, Bob - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DCLG - ACOBA recommendation
  51. Northover, Baroness - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DFID - ACOBA recommendation
  52. O'Brien, Stephen - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DFID - ACOBA recommendation
  53. O'Neill, Lord - Commercial Secretary, ACOBA recommendation
  54. Osborne, George, Chancellor of the Exchequer, HM Treasury - ACOBA recommendation
  55. Paterson, Owen - Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - ACOBA recommendation
  56. Percy, Andrew - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government - ACOBA recommendation
  57. Pickles, Eric - Secretary of State, DCLG - ACOBA recommendation
  58. Poulter, Daniel - Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health - ACOBA recommendation
  59. Prior, Lord - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - ACOBA recommendation
  60. Robertson, Hugh - Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office - ACOBA recommendation
  61. Rogerson, Dan - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Defra - ACOBA recommendation
  62. Russell, Michael - Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Scottish Government - ACOBA recommendation
  63. Salmond, Alex - First Minister of Scotland - ACOBA recommendation
  64. Shapps, Grant - Minister of State, Department for International Development
  65. Shields, Joanna, Minister for Internet Safety and Security, Home Office/ DCMS - ACOBA recommendation
  66. Simmonds, Mark - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office - ACOBA recommendation
  67. Swinson, Jo - Minister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs, BIS - ACOBA recommendation
  68. Vaizey, Ed - Minister of State for Digital and Culture, DCMS and BIS - ACOBA recommendation
  69. Verma, Baroness - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DFID - ACOBA recommendation
  70. Villiers, Theresa, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Office - ACOBA recommendation
  71. Wallace, Lord - Advocate General for Scotland - ACOBA recommendation
  72. Warsi, Baroness - Senior Minister of State, FCO, and Minister for Faith and Communities, DCLG - ACOBA recommendation
  73. Webb, Steve - Minister for Pensions, Department for Work and Pensions - ACOBA recommendation
  74. Wharton, James - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development - ACOBA recommendation
  75. Willetts, Lord - Minister for Universities and Science, BIS - ACOBA recommendation
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