Home Secretary Theresa May has welcomed new ministers to the Home Office.
Mark Harper MP, joins as Immigration Minister, Jeremy Browne MP, becomes Minister for Crime Prevention, and Lord Taylor of Holbeach becomes Lords Minister and Minister for Criminal Information.
Former Immigration Minister Damian Green MP remains at the department becoming Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice (jointly with the Ministry of Justice) while James Brokenshire MP stays as Security Minister.
“I am pleased to be leading a talented and committed team of ministers as we continue to implement vital reforms to policing, crime and immigration,” Ms. May said. “We are freeing up the police to fight crime, securing the UK border and controlling immigration and keeping the country safe against the threat of terrorism.”
Under the changes announced by Prime Minister David Cameron, responsibility for Women and Equalities transfers to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Lynne Featherstone has left the Home Office to become a Minister at the Department for International Development while former Home Office ministers Nick Herbert and Lord Henley have left the government.
The new Home Office team is:
Home Secretary – Rt Hon Theresa May MP
Overall Responsibility for all Home Office business
Minister of State – Rt Hon Damian Green MP
Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice (joint with Ministry of Justice)
Minister of State – Mark Harper MP
Minister of State – Jeremy Browne MP
Minister for Crime Prevention
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – James Brokenshire MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Lord Taylor (of Holbeach)
Lords Minister and Minister for Criminal Information