Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs


The minister is based in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and is responsible for:

  • Afghanistan and South Asia
  • Counter terrorism
  • Counter proliferation
  • North America
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • FCO finance
  • Human resources and diversity

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP

    • 2010 to 2013


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