The Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology is a junior Defence minister in the Ministry of Defence of Her Majesty's Government. The current incumbent of the post is Conservative MP, Philip Dunne, in the Conservative – Liberal Democrat Coalition Government.
Origins [ edit ]
This ministerial post derives from that of two posts; the procurement aspects of this post were the responsibility of the Minister of Defence Procurement (either a Minister of State or the more junior, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State), while still the defence logistic aspects were the brief of the
Minister of State for the Armed Forces.
This post was created in 2007 to reflect the establishment of the
Defence Equipment and Support organisation of the UK Ministry of Defence. Lord Drayson was appointed as its first incumbent. Whilst Lord Drayson held the role as a [1 ] Minister of State, all of his successors have been Parliamentary Under-Secretaries, the most junior ministerial rank in the British Government.
The post was retitled in 2010.
Responsibilities [ edit ]
The Minister is responsible for:
The Defence Equipment Programme and through life Defence logistics support, including:
Defence Science and Technology, including:-
DSTL, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Commercial policy throughout the Department
International aspects of defence equipment and support
Ministers of State for Defence, 1979–1981 [ edit ]
Ministers for Defence Procurement, 1981–2007 [ edit ]
Ministers for Defence Equipment and Support, 2007–2010 [ edit ]
Ministers for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, 2010– [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Lord Drayson appointed minister