Ministerial role

Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office


The Northern Ireland Office is responsible for overseeing the Northern Ireland devolution settlement and representing Northern Ireland interests at UK government level and UK government interests in Northern Ireland.

The Minister of State is responsible for:

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Andrew Robathan

    • 2013 to 2014
  2. The Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning MP

    • 2012 to 2013
  3. The Rt Hon Hugo Swire

    • 2010 to 2012


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  1. First World War commemorations and the Decade of Centenaries

    • News story
  2. Robathan expresses gratitude to Elections staff

    • News story
  3. More and more disabled people following their career dreams

    • Press release
  4. New designs proposed for voting forms in Northern Ireland

    • News story
  5. Robathan out and about in Belfast and North Down

    • News story
  6. Visit to Somme Heritage Centre

    • News story
  7. Mike Penning visits pioneering vehicle adaptations firm for disabled people

    • Press release
  8. New NI Minister of State looks forward to starting work

    • Press release
  9. Anonymous electoral registration to be extended to Northern Ireland

    • Press release
  10. Minister of State hails the Game of Three Halves

    • News story