Lord Bates has been appointed Minister of State at the Department for International Development.
The Queen has been pleased to approve the following ministerial appointment:
The Rt Hon Lord Bates as a Minister of State at the Department for International Development
This is an unpaid ministerial role.
Lord Bates will take on the ministerial responsibilities at DfID currently being covered by the Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE, who will continue in her role as a Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.