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. The minister deputises for the Secretary of State for International Trade.
|Minister of State for Trade Policy|
|Department for International Trade|
|Nominator||Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|
on advice of the Prime Minister
|Formation||3 September 1953|
|First holder||Derick Heathcoat-Amory|
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 ministersEdit
Minister of State for InvestmentEdit
|Name||Portrait||Entered office||Left office||Political party||Prime Minister|
|Minister of State for Investment|
|The Lord Grimstone of Boscobel||18 March 2020||Present||Conservative||Boris Johnson|
- Attended Cabinet.
- Attended Cabinet.
- Jones sat on the Labour benches in the House of Lords, but never joined the party.
- 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.
- He handled UK Trade & Investment until Green entered the government.
- Baroness Anelay of St John's was given Maude's responsibilities on an interim basis until Price took up the role in March 2016.
- "Reshuffle sees Portsmouth MP Penny Mordaunt out as paymaster general in move to trade". www.portsmouth.co.uk. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
- BERR - Ministerial TeamArchived 2008-12-23 at the Wayback Machine
- "Ministerial appointment: Mark Ian Price". Retrieved 10 February 2016.