Minister for Disabled People

The Minister of State for Disabled People, Work and Health is a junior minister in the Department for Work and Pensions of the United Kingdom government, with responsibility for disabled people.[1]

United Kingdom Minister of State for Disabled People
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Incumbent
Justin Tomlinson

since 4 April 2019
Department for Work and Pensions
AppointerElizabeth II
Formation1974
WebsiteOfficial website

Current PortfolioEdit

The minister's responsibilities include the following:[1]

  • Cross-government disability issues
  • Work and health strategy, including sponsorship of the Joint Work and Health Unit
  • Disability employment, including Disability Confident, Work Choice, Access to Work, the Work and Health Programme and mental health in the workplace
  • Support for those at risk of falling out of work, including occupational health and Statutory Sick Pay
  • Financial support for sick and disabled claimants, including within:
  • Universal Credit
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Specific welfare and health-related issues, including Motability and arms-length compensation schemes
  • Oversight of the Health and Safety Executive and the Office for Nuclear Regulation

Ministers for Disabled PeopleEdit

  • 11 March 1974 Alf Morris Parliamentary Under-Secretary (DHSS) (Disablement)
  • 7 May 1979 Reg Prentice Minister of State (DHSS) (Social Security)
  • 5 January 1981 Hugh Rossi Minister of State (DHSS) (Social Security)
  • 13 June 1983 Rhodes Boyson Minister of State (DHSS) (Social Security)
  • 11 September 1984 Tony Newton Minister of State (DHSS) (Social Security and Disabled)
  • Minister of State (Department of Social Security) — 20 July 1994 – 5 July 1995
  • Minister (Department of Social Security) (Disabled) — 6 July 1995 – 2 May 1997
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) — 6 May 1997 – 28 October 1998
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Employment) (Employment and Equal Opportunities) — 28 July 1998 – 10 June 2001
Name Portrait Term of office Party Prime Minister
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Disabled People
Paul Boateng[2]   4 May 1997 27 October 1998 Labour Tony Blair
Margaret Hodge[3]   29 July 1998 11 June 2001 Labour
Maria Eagle[4]   11 June 2001 17 June 2005 Labour
Anne McGuire[5]   17 June 2005 5 October 2008 Labour
Gordon Brown
Jonathan Shaw[6]   5 October 2008 11 May 2010 Labour
Maria Miller[7]   12 May 2010 4 September 2012 Conservative David Cameron
Esther McVey[8]   4 September 2012 7 October 2013 Conservative
Minister of State
Disabled People

Minister of the DisabledEdit

Minister of State for Disabled PeopleEdit

Name Portrait Term of office Political party Prime Minister
Mike Penning[9]   7 October 2013 15 July 2014 Conservative David Cameron
Mark Harper[10]   15 July 2014 8 May 2015 Conservative

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Disabled PeopleEdit

Name Portrait Term of office Political party Prime Minister
Justin Tomlinson[11]   8 May 2015 15 July 2016 Conservative David Cameron

Minister of State for Disabled People, Work and HealthEdit

Name Portrait Term of office Political party Prime Minister
Penny Mordaunt[12]   15 July 2016 9 November 2017 Conservative Theresa May
Sarah Newton[13]   9 November 2017 13 March 2019 Conservative
Justin Tomlinson   4 April 2019 Conservative Theresa May
Boris Johnson

With a tenure of four years and six days, Eagle was the longest-serving Parliamentary Secretary; with one year, three months and 25 days, Mordaunt was the longest-serving Minister of State so far.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work: Responsibilities". gov.uk. gov.uk. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Lord Boateng". parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge MP". parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Maria Eagle MP". parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Rt Hon Dame Anne McGuire". parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Jonathan Shaw". parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Rt Hon Maria Miller MP". parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Rt Hon Esther McVey MP". parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning MP". parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Rt Hon Mark Harper MP". parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Justin Tomlinson MP". parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP". parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Sarah Newton MP". parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 16 March 2018.