Minister of State for Trade Policy

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Minister of State for Trade Policy
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (HM Government).svg
Official portrait of Penny Mordaunt.jpg
Incumbent
Penny Mordaunt MP

since 16 September 2021
Department for International Trade
StyleMinister
NominatorPrime Minister of the United Kingdom
AppointerThe Monarch
on advice of the Prime Minister
Formation3 September 1953
First holderDerick Heathcoat-Amory
Websitehttps://www.gov.uk/government/ministers/minister-of-state--111

The Minister of State for Trade Policy is a mid-level role at the Department for International Trade in the Government of the United Kingdom. It has been held by Penny Mordaunt since September 2021.[1] The minister deputises for the Secretary of State for International Trade.

History[edit]

Although only a Minister of State position, it was considered to be one of the most important jobs outside Cabinet rank as when Douglas Alexander became Minister of State for Trade in September 2004, he was given a special provision to attend the Cabinet meetings.

The role has been known as the Minister of State for Investment.

The minister formerly worked at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

List of ministers[edit]

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party Prime Minister
Minister of State for Trade
Derick Heathcoat-Amory 3 September 1953 18 October 1954 Conservative Winston Churchill
Derek Walker-Smith 18 October 1954 6 April 1955 Conservative Winston Churchill
Derick Heathcoat-Amory 6 April 1955 16 January 1957 Conservative Anthony Eden
Derek Walker-Smith 16 January 1957 17 September 1957 Conservative Harold Macmillan
John Vaughan-Morgan 17 September 1957 22 October 1959 Conservative Harold Macmillan
Frederick Erroll Frederick Erroll, 1st Baron Erroll of Hale.jpg 22 October 1959 9 October 1961 Conservative Harold Macmillan
Sir Keith Joseph 9 October 1961 16 July 1962 Conservative Harold Macmillan
Alan Green 16 July 1962 23 October 1963 Conservative Harold Macmillan
The Lord Derwent 6 September 1962 23 October 1963 Conservative Harold Macmillan
The Lord Drumalbyn 23 October 1963 16 October 1964 Conservative Alec Douglas-Home
Edward du Cann 23 October 1963 16 October 1964 Conservative Alec Douglas-Home
George Darling 20 October 1964 6 April 1968 Labour Harold Wilson
Edward Redhead 20 October 1964 11 October 1965 Labour Harold Wilson
Roy Mason 20 October 1964 7 January 1967 Labour Harold Wilson
The Lord Brown 11 October 1965 19 June 1970 Labour Harold Wilson
Joseph Mallalieu 7 January 1967 1 July 1968 Labour Harold Wilson
Edmund Dell 6 April 1968 13 October 1969 Labour Harold Wilson
William Rodgers Official portrait of Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank crop 2.jpg 1 July 1968 13 October 1969 Labour Harold Wilson
Goronwy Roberts Goronwy Roberts.jpg 13 October 1969 19 June 1970 Labour Harold Wilson
Frederick Corfield 24 June 1970 15 October 1970 Conservative Edward Heath
Michael Noble 15 October 1970 5 November 1972 Conservative Edward Heath
Sir Geoffrey Howe[a] Geoffrey Howe 2003.jpg 5 November 1972 4 March 1974 Conservative Edward Heath
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Trade
Eric Deakins 4 March 1974 5 April 1976 Labour Harold Wilson
Stanley Clinton-Davis 4 March 1974 4 May 1979 Labour Harold Wilson
Michael Meacher Michael Meacher MP.jpg 5 April 1976 4 May 1979 Labour James Callaghan
Minister of State for Trade
Cecil Parkinson 7 May 1979 14 September 1981 Conservative Margaret Thatcher
Peter Rees 14 September 1981 9 June 1983 Conservative Margaret Thatcher
Paul Channon 9 June 1983 24 January 1986 Conservative Margaret Thatcher
Alan Clark Alan Clark appearing on Opinions 21 February 1993.jpg 24 January 1986 25 July 1989 Conservative Margaret Thatcher
The Lord Trefgarne 25 July 1989 23 July 1990 Conservative Margaret Thatcher
Tim Sainsbury 23 July 1990 14 April 1992 Conservative John Major
Richard Needham Earl of Kilmorey 2014.jpg 14 April 1992 6 July 1995 Conservative John Major
Anthony Nelson 6 July 1995 2 May 1997 Conservative John Major
The Lord Clinton-Davis 2 May 1997 28 July 1998 Labour Tony Blair
Brian Wilson 28 July 1998 28 July 1999 Labour Tony Blair
Richard Caborn 28 July 1999 11 June 2001 Labour Tony Blair
The Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Official portrait of Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean crop 2.jpg 11 June 2001 13 June 2003 Labour Tony Blair
Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien 2.jpg 13 June 2003 9 September 2004 Labour Tony Blair
Douglas Alexander Douglas Alexander at the India Economic Summit 2008.jpg 9 September 2004 11 May 2005 Labour Tony Blair
Ian Pearson Ianperason.jpg 11 May 2005 8 May 2006 Labour Tony Blair
Ian McCartney[b] Minister of State for Trade, UK, Mr. Ian McCartney, in New Delhi on November 27, 2006 (cropped).jpg 8 May 2006 28 June 2007 Labour Tony Blair
The Lord Jones of Birmingham Lord Jones 2.jpg 29 June 2007 3 October 2008 Independent[c] Gordon Brown
Gareth Thomas[d] Official portrait of Gareth Thomas crop 2.jpg 3 October 2008 5 June 2009 Labour Gordon Brown
Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Business
The Lord Davies of Abersoch Davies lord Mervyn.jpg 14 January 2009 11 May 2010 Labour Gordon Brown
Minister of State for Business and Enterprise
Mark Prisk[e] Official portrait of Mr Mark Prisk crop 2.jpg 11 May 2010 11 January 2011 Conservative David Cameron
Minister of State for Trade and Investment
The Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint Official portrait of Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint crop 2.jpg 11 January 2011 11 December 2013 Conservative David Cameron
The Lord Livingston of Parkhead Official portrait of Lord Livingston of Parkhead crop 2.jpg 11 December 2013 11 May 2015 Conservative David Cameron
The Lord Maude of Horsham Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office.jpg 11 May 2015 10 February 2016 Conservative David Cameron
The Lord Price[f] Lordprice.jpg 4 April 2016 3 September 2017 Conservative Theresa May
Minister of State for Trade
The Baroness Fairhead Official portrait of Baroness Fairhead crop 2, 2021.jpg 28 September 2017 7 May 2019 Conservative Theresa May
Minister of State for Trade Policy
Greg Hands Official portrait of Greg Hands crop 2.jpg 15 July 2016 21 June 2018 Conservative Theresa May
George Hollingbery Official portrait of George Hollingbery crop 2.jpg 21 June 2018 25 July 2019 Conservative Theresa May
Conor Burns Official portrait of Conor Burns crop 2.jpg 25 July 2019 4 May 2020 Conservative Boris Johnson
Greg Hands Official portrait of Greg Hands crop 2.jpg 13 February 2020 15 September 2021 Conservative Boris Johnson
Penny Mordaunt Official portrait of Penny Mordaunt crop 2.jpg 16 September 2021 Present Conservative Boris Johnson
Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party Notes
The Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Lord Grimstone of Boscobel.jpg 18 March 2020 Present Conservative Minister of State for Investment

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Attended Cabinet.
  2. ^ Attended Cabinet.
  3. ^ Jones sat on the Labour benches in the House of Lords, but never joined the party.
  4. ^ Thomas apparently continued as a Trade Minister after the appointment of Davies. BERR described him simply as Minister for Trade, rather than Minister for Trade and Investment, as he was prior to Davies' appointment.[2]
  5. ^ He handled UK Trade & Investment until Green entered the government.
  6. ^ Baroness Anelay of St John's was given Maude's responsibilities on an interim basis until Price took up the role in March 2016.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reshuffle sees Portsmouth MP Penny Mordaunt out as paymaster general in move to trade". www.portsmouth.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-09-19.
  2. ^ BERR - Ministerial TeamArchived 2008-12-23 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Ministerial appointment: Mark Ian Price". Retrieved 10 February 2016.

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