Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for:

  • accessibility across all transport modes
  • buses and taxis
  • high speed rail (HS2)
  • maritime
  • Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
  • maritime security
  • skills and apprenticeships
  • the Year of Engineering

Current role holder: Nusrat Ghani MP

Nusrat Ghani MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport and Assistant Government Whip on 9 January 2018. She was elected Conservative MP for Wealden in 2015.

Education

Nusrat was the first woman in her family to be formally educated. She attended state comprehensive school before studying at Birmingham City University (BA Government and Politics) and Leeds University (MA International Relations).

Political career

Nusrat was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Office in 2017. She also served as the Chair of the Prime Minister’s Apprenticeship Diversity Network.

Select Committee membership:

  • Committee on Arms Export Controls (October 2017 to January 2018)
  • Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission (September 2017 to January 2018)
  • Foreign Affairs Committee (September 2017 to January 2018)
  • Armed Forces Bill Committee (October 2015 to November 2015)
  • Home Affairs Committee (July 2015 to May 2017)

Career outside politics

Before beginning her career in politics, Nusrat was employed by the charities Age UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer, and later for the BBC World Service.

Announcements

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  1. Greenhouse gases from international shipping

    • Statement to Parliament
  2. Free bus passes for older and disabled people protected for the future

    • News story
  3. Government announces £48 million for cleaner, greener buses

    • News story
  4. High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill: additional provision

    • Statement to Parliament
  5. Maritime and Coastguard Agency business plan 2018 to 2019

    • Statement to Parliament
  6. Government signals commitment to improving bus access for wheelchair users

    • News story
  7. Response to advice on the use of wheelchair spaces onboard buses

    • Statement to Parliament
  8. £450,000 of HS2 government funding to deliver woodland hub for communities in heart of Buckinghamshire

    • News story
  9. Transport Secretary outlines goal for UK to be at the heart of a maritime technology revolution

    • News story
  10. Transport Minister recognises Midlands as 'heart of HS2’

    • News story