Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Welfare Delivery


The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • benefit cap implementation and benefit uprating
  • other social assistance, including housing, supported accommodation, Support for Mortgage Interest, Cold Weather Payments, Bereavement Benefit and funeral payments
  • child maintenance and relationship support
  • cross-DWP House of Commons spokesperson

Current role holder: Caroline Nokes

Caroline Nokes was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions on 17 July 2016. She was elected Conservative MP for Romsey and Southampton North in May 2010.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Shailesh Vara

    • 2015 to 2016


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  1. Separated parents working together on child maintenance arrangements

    • Press release
  2. Supporting housing tenants

    • Speech
  3. Better support for bereaved families

    • Press release
  4. New Child Maintenance Service helping parents to work together

    • Press release
  5. New SSAC committee member – Bruce Calderwood

    • Press release