Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the Overseas Territories and Sustainable Development) and Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Girls’ Education

Baroness Sugg CBE

Biography

Baroness Sugg CBE was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development on 13 February 2020. On 5 March 2020 the Prime Minister also appointed her as the Special Envoy for Girls’ Education.

She was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Development from 23 April 2019 to 13 February 2020, Government Whip (Baroness in Waiting) from 15 June 2017 to 26 July 2019 and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport from October 2017 to April 2019. Baroness Sugg became a Conservative life peer on 30 August 2016.

Career outside politics

Baroness Sugg previously served as Director of Operations and Campaigns at Downing Street under David Cameron.

She was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 Dissolution Honours.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the Overseas Territories and Sustainable Development) and Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Girls’ Education

The Minister’s responsibilities include:

  • Overseas Territories (except Falklands and Gibraltar) & Polar Regions
  • Caribbean
  • Children, Youth and Education (including girls’ education)
  • Gender Equality and Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights
  • Inclusive societies (LGBT, civil society, disability, ageing, social protection, Leave No One Behind)
  • Global Partnerships and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Departmental operations: Finance and Protocol

More about this role

Department for International Development and Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
  2. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
  3. Baroness in Waiting (Government Whip)

Announcements

  1. Charter flights from Caribbean Islands for British travellers to return to the UK
  2. UK Armed Forces step up support to the Caribbean Overseas Territories during coronavirus pandemic
  3. Charter flight from Jamaica for British travellers seeking to return to the UK
  4. Charter flight from Guyana for stranded British nationals
  5. UK boosts trade and investment partnership with Ghana
  6. International Development Minister announces new UK aid to support 1.2 million people living in Cox’s Bazar
  7. New UK aid support to protect 200 million people from debilitating diseases
  8. UK aid to help prevent unsafe abortions
  9. Delivering sustainable development goals
  10. ‘Her Potential, Our Future’, Baroness Sugg speech at Women Deliver