Minister of State

Rory Stewart OBE MP

Biography

Rory Stewart was appointed Minister of State for the Ministry of Justice on 9 January 2018. Rory was previously joint Minister of State for the Department for International Development and Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from June 2017 to January 2018.

He was Minister of State at the Department for International Development from 17 July 2016. He was elected the Conservative MP for Penrith and The Border in May 2010.

Political Career

Rory served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) from May 2015 until July 2016.

Minister of State

His specific responsibilities include:

  • Prison operations, reform and industrial relations
  • Probation services and reform industrial relations
  • Sentencing (including out of court disposals)
  • Public protections (including Parole Board, IPPs and Serious Further Offences)
  • Foreign National Offenders
  • Extremism
  • Electronic Monitoring
  • Supporting SoS on departmental finances and transparency

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

    • 2017 to 2018
  2. Minister of State for International Development

    • 2016 to 2018
  3. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Affairs

    • 2015 to 2016

Announcements

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  1. UK government congratulates Liberian President-Elect

    • News story
  2. International child abduction: free sources of advice and support

    • News story
  3. The Troika statement on South Sudan

    • News story
  4. UK Minister for Africa condemns attack on aid convoy in Nigeria

    • Press release
  5. New UK aid support for South Sudan

    • Press release
  6. Minister for Africa Rory Stewart in Kenya

    • Press release
  7. Rory Stewart returns from Zimbabwe

    • News story
  8. Minister for Africa Rory Stewart in Zimbabwe

    • Press release
  9. Minister for Africa's statement on Kenyan elections, October 2017

    • Press release
  10. Minister for Africa meets African diplomats and leading figures

    • News story