Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Defence Procurement

Stuart Andrew MP


Stuart Andrew MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Defence Procurement at the Ministry of Defence on 19 July 2018.

He was an Assistant Government Whip from 15 June 2017 to 19 July 2018 and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Wales Office on 9 January 2018 and 19 July 2018.

Political career

Stuart became MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough in 2010. In 2012, he was made Parliamentary Private Secretary to Francis Maude MP.

In the 2015 general election, Stuart was re-elected and took on the role of Parliamentary Private Secretary to Patrick McLoughlin MP.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Defence Procurement

The Minister for Defence Procurement is responsible for the Defence Equipment Plan, defence industry and exports, science and technology including:

  • Equipment Plan delivery
  • the nuclear enterprise
  • Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) reform
  • defence exports
  • innovation
  • science and technology including Dstl
  • information computer technology
  • the Gulf
  • the Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO)
  • Scotland and Wales

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

    • 2018 to 2018
  2. Assistant Government Whip

    • 2017 to 2018


  1. Millions awarded to defence firms leading fight for modern battlefield
  2. Defence Minister hails UK-US transatlantic partnership
  3. Defence Minister calls on ‘unsung heroes’ to help military respond to new threats
  4. New £1bn deal to support Navy operations will support over 700 British jobs for a decade, Defence Minister announces
  5. Multi-million-pound competition to destroy battlefield chemical weapons launched by UK and US
  6. Streets ahead: British AI eyes scan future frontline in multinational urban experiment
  7. Defence Minister Stuart Andrew at DVD18, Millbrook
  8. British companies get green light to press ahead with new Army vehicle plans, Defence Minister announces
  9. Lift-off: F-35 take-off technology site opens ahead of historic flight trials
  10. Qatari jet export deal swings into action