Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People

Responsibilities

In July 2016 the role of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People was replaced by the role of Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work.

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People is responsible for:

  • cross-government disability issues and strategy
  • disability benefits (Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Attendance Allowance)
  • mental health matters
  • Fit for Work
  • carers
  • appeals reform
  • Access to Work
  • Health and Safety Executive

Previous holders of this role

  1. Justin Tomlinson MP

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. The Rt Hon Esther McVey

    • 2012 to 2013
  3. The Rt Hon Maria Miller

    • 2010 to 2012

Announcements

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  1. Four members of the IIAC have been reappointed for a further 3 years

    • News story
  2. Announcement of taskforce to look at improving accessibility of apprenticeships for people with learning disabilities

    • Press release
  3. Martin Temple appointed as the new Chair of HSE

    • Press release
  4. 132,740 disabled people supported through specialist employment scheme

    • Press release
  5. Disability Action Alliance: a new long term strategy

    • News story
  6. UK employment reaches record high

    • Press release
  7. DWP services more accessible thanks to new British Sign Language pilot

    • Press release
  8. Support for the Built Environment Professional Education project on its second anniversary

    • News story
  9. Public consultation launched on Personal Independence Payments

    • Press release
  10. 30 employer pledges made following Disability Confident event

    • Press release