Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Asia and the Pacific)

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

  • East and South-East Asia
  • Australasia and the Pacific
  • economic diplomacy, including climate change
  • oceans
  • communications, including the British Council
  • Economics Unit
  • gender equality
  • protocol, Diplomatic Academy and estates and security

Previous holders of this role

  1. Heather Wheeler MP

    2019 to 2020

  2. The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP

    2016 to 2017

  3. James Duddridge MP

    2015 to 2016

  4. The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

    2015 to 2015

  5. James Duddridge MP

    2014 to 2015

  6. Mark Simmonds

    2012 to 2014

  7. Henry Bellingham

    2010 to 2012

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