Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Defence Procurement


The Minister for Defence Procurement is responsible for the Defence Equipment Plan, defence industry and exports, science and technology including:

  • Equipment Plan delivery
  • the nuclear enterprise
  • Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) reform
  • defence exports
  • innovation
  • science and technology including Dstl
  • information computer technology
  • the Gulf
  • the Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO)
  • Scotland and Wales

Current role holder: Stuart Andrew MP

Stuart Andrew MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Defence Procurement at the Ministry of Defence on 19 July 2018.

He was an Assistant Government Whip from 15 June 2017 to 19 July 2018 and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Wales Office on 9 January 2018 and 19 July 2018.

Political career

Stuart became MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough in 2010. In 2012, he was made Parliamentary Private Secretary to Francis Maude MP.

In the 2015 general election, Stuart was re-elected and took on the role of Parliamentary Private Secretary to Patrick McLoughlin MP.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Guto Bebb MP

    • 2018 to 2018


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