Minister for Family and Consumer Affairs (Denmark)

Minister for Family and Consumer Affairs of Denmark (Danish: Minister for Familie- og Forbrugeranliggender) was a political office in the Danish government created in August 2004 and worked primarily for families and with consumption-related topics. The main purpose of the ministry was to protect the interests of families in a wider sense. The minister was the head of the new Ministry for Family and Consumer Affairs.

Minister for Family and Consumer Affairs
Minister for Familie- og Forbrugeranliggender
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Longest serving
Lars Barfoed

18 February 2005 – 14 December 2006
Ministry for Family and Consumer Affairs
Member ofthe cabinet
AppointerPrime Minister
Term length4 years
Formation2 August 2004 (2004-08-02)
First holderHenriette Kjær
Final holderCarina Christensen
Abolished23 November 2007 (2007-11-23)

The ministry mainly covered consumers' protection, children, family and youth related areas, custody of children, adoption, marriage, divorce and food safety (including nutrition and pest control). The ministry was organized into a department of 60 employees, 3 sub-departments and a research institution. The ministry employed a total of 3,000 people.

December 13, 2006 Danish People's Party announced, that they no longer had faith in Lars Barfoed. Barfoed subsequently announced his resignation on national TV, effective the following day. He was succeeded by Carina Christensen, appointed on December 15, 2006.

It has been abolished after the 2007 Folketing elections, and its responsibilities have since been assigned to the new Danish Ministry of Social Welfare.

List of ministersEdit

No. Portrait Name
Term Political Party Government Ref.
Took office Left office Duration
Minister for Family Affairs
(Minister for familiens anliggender)
1Camma Larsen-Ledet
28 November 19662 February 19681 year, 66 daysSocial DemocratsKrag II[1]
Minister for Family and Consumer Affairs
(Minister for Familie- og Forbrugeranliggender)
2Henriette Kjær
(born 1966)
2 August 200418 February 2005200 daysConservativeA.F. Rasmussen I[2]
3Lars Barfoed
(born 1957)
18 February 200514 December 20061 year, 299 daysConservativeA.F. Rasmussen II[3]
4Carina Christensen
(born 1972)
15 December 200623 November 2007344 daysConservativeA.F. Rasmussen II[3]


  1. ^ "Regeringen Jens Otto Krag II" (in Danish). Statsministeriet. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Regeringen Anders Fogh Rasmussen I" (in Danish). Statsministeriet. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Regeringen Anders Fogh Rasmussen II" (in Danish). Statsministeriet. Retrieved 3 July 2019.