Ministerial role

Minister of State

Organisations: 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 reports to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

Responsibilities are:

  • Brexit

  • Security-related issues and casework

  • Legacy stakeholder management

  • Parliamentary liaison with Northern Ireland MPs the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, and other interested parliamentarians

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Nick Hurd

    2019 to 2019

  2. John Penrose MP

    2018 to 2019

  3. Shailesh Vara MP

    2018 to 2018

  4. Chloe Smith MP

    2017 to 2018

  5. Lord Dunlop

    2016 to 2017

  6. The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP

    2015 to 2016

  7. The Rt Hon Dr Andrew Murrison MP

    2014 to 2015