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Thursday, July 29, 1999 Published at 18:14 GMT 19:14 UK


UK Politics

The reshuffle in full

Scores of ministers have discovered their fate in Downing Street

Prime Minister Tony Blair's reshuffle has concentrated on mainly moving middle and junior ranking ministers. The final list of changes is as follows:

Cabinet changes

  • Alun Michael, the Welsh Secretary, leaves the Cabinet after he was appointed first secretary to the devolved National Assembly of Wales.
  • Paul Murphy, a Northern Ireland Minister, takes over to become the Welsh Secretary.


Out of government

  • Tony Banks, resigns as Sports Minister to oversee Britain's 2006 World Cup bid. He may also stand to become Labour's candidate for mayor of London.
  • Glenda Jackson, a junior transport minister, resigns to put her name forward as Labour's candidate to become mayor of London.
  • Lord Simon, leaves his post at the Department of Trade and Industry.
  • John Morris QC, leaves the post of Attorney General.
  • Tony Lloyd, leaves his post as a Minister of State at the Foreign Office.
  • Doug Henderson, leaves his position as Armed Forces Minister at the Ministry of Defence
  • Calum Macdonald and Lord Sewel both leave the Scotland Office.
  • Lord Gilbert, resigns as Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence.
  • George Mudie, leaves his job as a minister in the Department for Education and Employment.
  • Jon Owen Jones, leaves his job as Junior Minister at the Welsh Office.
  • Lord Donoughue, leaves his ministerial job at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
  • Alan Meale, leaves his job as junior minister in the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions.


Home Office

  • Lord Williams of Mostyn leaves the Home Office to become the new Attorney General.
  • Paul Boateng will move sideways at the Home Office to take on Lord William's former responsibilities, which include the oversight of prisons and probation.
  • Charles Clarke, a junior Education Minister, is promoted to be Minister of State at the Home Office, responsible for police and crime.
  • Barbara Roche, former Financial Secretary at the Treasury becomes Minister of State at the Home Office.
  • Lord Bassam of Brighton, is appointed as a junior minister.


Foreign Office

  • John Battle joins the Foreign Office from the Department of Trade and Industry.
  • Peter Hain, a junior Welsh Office minister, has also joined the Foreign Office as a minister.
  • Geoff Hoon, who was promoted to the Foreign Office earlier this year, takes over as Minister for Europe.
  • Baroness Scotland, becomes the first black female minister in a UK government.


Department of Health

  • Lord Hunt, the former Lord in Waiting becomes a junior minister.
  • Gisela Stuart, who became an MP two years ago, is promoted to the Department of Health.


Department for Education and Employment

  • Malcolm Wicks, the Chairman of the Education Sub-Committee of the Education and Employment Select Committee, becomes a junior minister.
  • Jacqui Smith joins the government as a junior minister.
  • Michael Wills moves from junior minister at the DTI to take up a similar post in the DfEE.


Department of Trade and Industry

  • Helen Liddell, moves from her position as Transport Minister to become a DTI minister.
  • Richard Caborn, moves from the DETR to become Minister of State.
  • Patricia Hewitt, Treasury Economic Secretary, moves to the Department of Trade and Industry.
  • Alan Johnson, enters the government as a junior minister.


Treasury

  • Stephen Timms, leaves the Department of Social Security to becomes Financial Secretary in the Treasury.
  • Melanie Johnson, joins the government as Economic Secretary.


Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions

  • Lord Macdonald, takes over as Transport Minister after moving from the Scotland Office. He will sit in on Cabinet meetings.
  • Nick Raynsford, has been promoted within the department to become a Minister of State.
  • Chris Mullin, chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, receives his first government post at the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions.
  • Keith Hill, relinquishes his duties as a whip to become Transport Minister.
  • Beverley Hughes, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Local Government Minister Hilary Armstrong, also enters the government for the first time as junior minister at the DETR.


Ministry of Defence

  • Baroness Symons, moves from the Foreign Office to become Minister for Defence Procurement.
  • John Spellar, is promoted from junior minister to Minister of State.
  • Peter Kilfoyle, moves from being a minister in the Cabinet Office to junior minister at the MoD.


Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

  • Joyce Quin, Minister for Europe, is to become Minister of State at MAFF.
  • Baroness Hayman, formerly a junior Health minister, becomes a Minister of State at MAFF.


Other moves

  • George Howarth, the Home Office junior minister becomes junior minister in the Northern Ireland Office.
  • Kate Hoey, leaves her job as junior minister at the Home Office to become Sports Minister.
  • Ian McCartney, moves from the DTI to become the second Minister of State at the Cabinet Office.
  • Jeff Rooker, moves from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to become Minister of State at the Department of Social Security.
  • Brian Wilson, moves from the Department of Trade and Industry to become minister of state at the Scotland Office.
  • David Hanson, a government whip, moves to the Welsh Office.
  • David Lock, moves from being Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Lord Chancellor to become a minister in the same department.
  • Gerry Sutcliffe, becomes an assistant whip.
  • Lord Bach, has been appointed a Lord in Waiting.
  • Paddy Tipping, Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Council will now draw a ministerial salary.




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