Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion

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Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion of Norway
Barne-, likestillings- og inkluderingsministeren
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Solveig Horne.JPG
Incumbent
Solveig Horne

since 16 October 2013
Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion
Member of Council of State
Seat Oslo
Nominator Prime Minister
Appointer Monarch
with approval of Parliament
Term length No fixed length
Constituting instrument Constitution of Norway
Precursor Minister of the Interior
Formation 1 August 1955
First holder Aase Bjerkholt
Deputy State secretaries at the Children, Equality and Social Inclusion
Website Official website

The Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion (Norwegian: Barne-, likestillings- og inkluderingsministeren[1]) is a Councilor of State and Chief of Norway's Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion. Since 16 October 2013 the position has been held by Solveig Horne of the Progress Party.[2] The ministry is responsible for policy and public operations related consumer rights, family and child affairs, including child protection and issuing of grants for parental leave and child benefits, and to ensure non-discrimination in areas including gender, race and disabilities. Major agencies subordinate the ministry include the Consumer Council, the Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs and the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud, among others.[3] The minister is deputized by two state secretaries, as of 2013 these are Maria Hoff Aanes and Ronny Røste, both of the Progress Party.[2]

The position was created as the Minister of Families and Consumer Affairs on 1 August 1955 as part of Gerhardsen's Third Cabinet. The Labour Party's Aase Bjerkholt as the inaugural minister. While at first a consultative minister, she received her own ministry on 21 December 1956.[4] Sixteen people from four parties have held the position. It has been a favored position of the Christian Democratic Party, who have held it in all center-right governments they have participated in except during the four weeks of Lyng's Cabinet, when it was hed by Karen Grønn-Hagen of the Centre Party. The minister position was discontinued on 8 May 1972, when the portfolio was transferred to the Minister of Consumer Affairs and Government Administration.[5] The position was recreated under the original name on 16 October 1989 and occupied by Solveig Sollie of the Christian Democratic Party.[6] When her successor Matz Sandman of the Labour Party took over the following year, it was renamed the Minister of Children and Family Affairs.[7] With the appointment of Karita Bekkemellem (Labour) in 2005, the position changed name the Minister of Children and Equality, receiving responsibility for the government's anti-discrimination policies. She would be the first of six ministers during Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet, with the three last representing the Socialist Left Party. With these the position changed to its current name, but lost its responsibilities for kindergartens.[8]

The position has been dominated by females—the only males to hold the position were Matz Sandman (Labour, 1990–91) and Audun Lysbakken (Socialist Left, 2009–12). Manuela Ramin-Osmundsen (Labour) became the first non-white minister of Norway when she was appointment in 2007.[9] Both she and Lysbakken were forced to resign after issued related to cronyism.[10] Two people have held the position twice: Bjerkholdt and Karita Bekkemellem. With a tenure of ten years, Bjerkholdt has held the position the longest.

Key[edit]

The following lists the minister, their party, date of assuming and leaving office, their tenure in years and days, and the cabinet they served in.

      Centre Party
      Christian Democratic Party
      Labour Party
      Progress Pary
      Socialist Left Party

Ministers[edit]

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet Ref
61950 Aase Bjerkholt.jpg Bjerkholt, AaseAase Bjerkholt Labour 1 August 1955 28 August 1963 8 years, 28 days Gerhardsen III [4]
Grønn-Hagen, KarenKaren Grønn-Hagen Centre 28 August 1963 25 September 1963 0 years, 28 days Lyng [11]
61950 Aase Bjerkholt.jpg Bjerkholt, AaseAase Bjerkholt Labour 25 September 1963 12 October 1965 2 years, 18 days Gerhardsen IV [12]
63989 Elsa Skjerven.jpg Skjerven, ElsaElsa Skjerven Christian Democratic 12 October 1965 17 March 1971 5 years, 157 days Borten [13]
Valle, Inger LouiseInger Louise Valle Labour 17 March 1971 18 August 1972 1 year, 155 days Bratteli I [5]
Sollie, SolveigSolveig Sollie Christian Democratic 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 1 year, 19 days Syse [14]
Sandman, MatzMatz Sandman Labour 3 November 1990 15 November 1991 1 years, 12 days Brundtland III [7]
Grete Berget.jpg Berget, GreteGrete Berget Labour 15 November 1991 25 October 1996 4 years, 345 days Brundtland III [7]
Norges halsominister Sylvia Brustad vid Nordiska Radets session i Oslo. 2007-10-31. Foto- Magnus Froderberg-norden.org.jpg Brustad, SylviaSylvia Brustad Labour 25 October 1996 17 October 1997 0 years, 358 days Jagland [15]
Valgerd Svarstad Haugland 2.jpg Haugland, Valgerd SvarstadValgerd Svarstad Haugland Christian Democratic 17 October 1997 15 March 1999 2 year, 157 days Bondevik I [16]
Karita Bekkemellem.jpg Bekkemellem, KaritaKarita Bekkemellem Labour 21 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 213 days Stoltenberg I [17]
Laila Dåvøy.jpg Dåvøy, LailaLaila Dåvøy Christian Democratic 19 October 2001 17 October 2005 3 years, 364 days Bondevik II [18]
Karita Bekkemellem.jpg Bekkemellem, KaritaKarita Bekkemellem Labour 17 October 2005 18 October 2007 2 years, 1 days Stoltenberg II [8]
Manuela Ramin-Osmundsen.jpg Ramin-Osmundsen, ManuelaManuela Ramin-Osmundsen Labour 18 October 2007 15 February 2008 0 years, 117 days Stoltenberg II [8]
Norges kulturminister Anniken Huitfeldt under ett nordiskt kulturministermote vid Nordiska Radets session 2011 i Kopenhamn.jpg Huitfeldt, AnnikenAnniken Huitfeldt Labour 15 February 2008 20 October 2009 1 years, 247 days Stoltenberg II [8]
Audun Lysbakken jamstalldhetsminister Norge.jpg Lysbakken, AudunAudun Lysbakken Socialist Left 20 October 2009 5 March 2012 2 years, 135 days Stoltenberg II [8]
Norges finansminister Kristin Halvorsen vid Nordiska Radets session i Helsingfors 2008-10-28 (1).jpg Halvorsen, KristinKristin Halvorsen Socialist Left 5 March 2012 23 March 2012 0 years, 18 days Stoltenberg II [8]
Inga Marte Thorkildsen crop.jpg Thorkildsen, Inga MarteInga Marte Thorkildsen Socialist Left 23 March 2012 16 October 2013 1 year, 208 days Stoltenberg II [8]
Solveig Horne.JPG Horne, SolveigSolveig Horne Progress 16 October 2013 present 1 year, 8 days Solberg [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samferdselsminister Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa". Government.no. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Erna Solberg's Government". Government.no. 16 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "About the ministry". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Einar Gerhardsen's Third Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Trygve Bratteli's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jan Syse's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Third Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "Jens Stoltenberg's Second Government". Government.no. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Children's minister quits under fire". Aftenposten. 14 February 2008. 
  10. ^ Løset, Kjetil (April 2012). "Exit fra Regjeringen" (in Norwegian). TV2. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  11. ^ "John Lyng's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Einar Gerhardsen's Fourth Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "Per Borten's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "Jan Syse's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "Thorbjørn Jagland's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  16. ^ "Kjell Magne Bondevik's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "Jens Stoltenberg's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  18. ^ "Kjell Magne Bondevik's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.