Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Skills


This is not a current government role.

The minister is responsible for:

  • further education
  • adult skills
  • Skills Funding Agency
  • skills strategy
  • lifelong learning
  • informal adult learning
  • apprenticeships
  • UK Commission for Employment and Skills
  • sector skills councils
  • workplace training reforms
  • qualifications reform programme
  • Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

    • 2012 to 2013
  2. The Rt Hon John Hayes MP

    • 2010 to 2012


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