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Ministerial appointments: 27 October 2017

The Queen has approved a number of appointments to government and two departures.

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The Queen has approved the departures from Government of the Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE and Lord Prior of Brampton.

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

  • Lord Callanan as a Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union (having previously been a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport).

  • Rt Hon Lord Henley as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

  • Lord Duncan of Springbank as a joint Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Scotland Office and the Northern Ireland Office (having previously been a joint Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Scotland Office and the Wales Office).

  • Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth as a joint Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Wales Office (having previously been a joint Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Northern Ireland Office).

  • Baroness Sugg CBE as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport (continuing as a Government Whip (Baroness in Waiting)).

  • Baroness Stedman-Scott OBE as a Government Whip (Baroness in Waiting).

Read Baroness Anelay’s resignation letter and the Prime Minister’s reply.

Published 27 October 2017