The Queen has approved new ministerial appointments for HM Treasury, DWP, Department of Health and the Department for Business.

The Queen has been pleased to approve the following ministerial appointments:

  • Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG as Commercial Secretary (Minister of State) at Her Majesty’s Treasury (having previously been a Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

  • Rt Hon Lord Henley as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State* at the Department for Work and Pensions in addition to his current role as a Government Whip (Lord in Waiting)

  • Lord O’Shaughnessy as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State* at the Department of Health and a Government Whip (Lord in Waiting)

  • Lord Prior of Brampton as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (having previously been a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health)

  • Baroness Buscombe and Baroness Vere of Norbiton as Government Whips (Baronesses in Waiting*)

Other changes:

  • Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen previously a Government Whip (Baroness in Waiting) has left the government
  • Baroness Goldie DL continues as a Government Whip (Baroness in Waiting) but will be unpaid
  • Baroness Shields OBE continues as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State* at the Home Office (but has ceased to be a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport)

*unpaid