George Freeman


George Freeman MP served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department of Health from July 2014 until July 2016. He served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Climate Change from 2010 to 2011. He was appointed government adviser on Life Sciences in July 2011, co-ordinating the Government’s Life Science and Innovation, Health and Wealth Strategies (2011), and the Agri-Tech Industrial Strategy (2013). He was appointed the Prime Minister’s UK Trade Envoy in 2013. He was elected Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk in 2010.

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences

    • 2014 to 2016


  1. £16 million for new technologies to improve global food production and security
  2. Life sciences: a new relationship with the European Union
  3. Healthcare UK overview and annual review April 2015 to March 2016
  4. Review of health and care data security and consent
  5. NHS patients benefit from cutting edge life science innovations
  6. Government ministers visit Oxfordshire to open research centre and highlight risks to UK science and innovation from Brexit (Archived)
  7. Over 1,000 life sciences companies driving £10 billion into Northern Powerhouse
  8. Forging global partnerships in genomics and personalised medicine
  9. Life sciences and health technology in the 21st century NHS
  10. British Science Week: showcasing uses of genomics in healthcare