Minister of State for the Armed Forces


Minister of State for the Armed Forces
Minister of State for the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom
Incumbent
Nick Harvey

since 13 May 2010
Final holder Bill Rammell
Website www.mod.uk

The Minister of State for the Armed Forces is a middle-ranking ministerial position, subordinate only to the Secretary of State for Defence, at the Ministry of Defence in Her Majesty's Government.

The current incumbent is the Liberal Democrat MP Nick Harvey, who was appointed as one of the Lib Dem MPs in the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government.

The role's responsibilities are:

  • All matters regarding Regular and Reserve Armed Forces
  • Operations including Iraq, Counter-Terrorism, UK Operations, Northern Ireland and the Balkans
  • Bilateral defence relations outside the NATO/Europe area
  • Inquiries, Boards of Inquiry, Inquests
  • Legal issues including detention
  • Arms and Export Control
  • Regional issues and the devolved Administrations
  • The agencies DASA and DVA

List of Ministers of State for the Armed Forces

Name Portrait Took office Left office Political party Prime Minister
Adam Ingram 7 June 2001 29 June 2007 Labour Blair
Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth cropped.jpg 29 June 2007 5 May 2009 Labour Brown
Bill Rammell Bill Rammell.jpg 5 May 2009 11 May 2010 Labour
Nick Harvey Nick Harvey MP Liverpool.jpg 13 May 2010 Date Liberal Democrats Cameron

External links

www.mod.uk


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