Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance


The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • cross-DWP Commons spokesperson
  • workless families, relationship support and support for disadvantaged groups
  • childcare and maternity benefits
  • child maintenance
  • financial support for housing, including within Universal Credit
  • other social assistance, including supported accommodation, Support for Mortgage Interest, Cold Weather Payments, bereavement benefits and funeral payments
  • benefit cap implementation and benefit uprating

Previous holders of this role

  1. Caroline Dinenage MP

    • 2017 to 2018


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  1. Child maintenance consultation launched

    • Press release
  2. Claiming a Funeral Payment to be made easier

    • Press release
  3. Funding for supported housing for older people to encourage building new homes

    • Press release
  4. Clampdown on child maintenance cheats

    • Press release
  5. Views on proposed improvements to Funeral Expenses Payments sought

    • Press release
  6. Department for Work and Pensions welcomes new ministerial team

    • Press release