Minister of State (Minister for Asia)

Nigel Adams MP

Biography

Nigel Adams was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development on 13 February 2020. He was first elected the Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty in May 2010.

Nigel was previously Minister of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from 25 July 2019 to 13 February 2020. He was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Wales Office and Assistant Government Whip from November 2018 to April 2019.

He was a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. He was also Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury), from January 2018 to November 2018.

He was an Assistant Government Whip from 15 June 2017 to 8 January 2018.

Minister of State (Minister for Asia)

The Minister’s responsibilities include:

  • East Asia and South East Asia
  • economic diplomacy
  • trade
  • Economics Unit
  • Prosperity Fund
  • soft power, including British Council, BBC World Service and scholarships
  • third-country agreements
  • consular

More about this role

Department for International Development and Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister of State (Minister for Sport, Media and Creative Industries)
  2. Assistant Government Whip
  3. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
  4. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Local Government and Homelessness)
  5. Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
  6. Assistant Government Whip

Announcements

  1. Repatriation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: Minister Adams' statement, 29 April 2020
  2. UK set to bring home hundreds more British travellers from across the Philippines
  3. UK and Mexico commit to collaboration on climate change and trade
  4. UK’s Creative Industries contributes almost £13 million to the UK economy every hour
  5. Schools encouraged to open up sports facilities all year round
  6. Government adds Paralympic Games to listed events regime
  7. Letter from Minister for Sport, Media and Creative Industries to President of UEFA in relation to racism in football
  8. Broadband competition for event venues
  9. New boost to increase diversity in nation’s cyber security industry
  10. Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research