Press release

Ministerial appointments: 19 March 2016

The Queen has approved new ministerial appointments at the Department for Work and Pensions and the Wales Office.

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

  • Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP to become Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
  • Alun Cairns MP to become Secretary of State for Wales
  • Guto Bebb MP to become a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State* at the Wales Office and a Government Whip (Junior Lord of the Treasury)

This follows the resignation from Government of the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP.

Further information

  • Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP was previously Secretary of State for Wales
  • Alun Cairns MP was previously a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State* at the Wales Office and a Government Whip (Junior Lord of the Treasury)

*unpaid

Published 19 March 2016