Business department confirms Nick Hurd minister for climate change and industry


s216_NickHurd-officialThe Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed that Nick Hurd is minister for climate change and industry while Jesse Norman is minister for industry and energy.

Hurd’s previous role was a stint as minister at the department for international development, his remit including climate and environment. Prior to entering government, Hurd was also a member of the Environment Audit Select Committee.

He served on the House Of Commons Climate Change Bill Committee and the Joint Committee on the Draft Climate Change Bill. He was a member of the Globe International Parliamentary network for Climate Change and sponsored the Sustainable Communities Act as a Private Members Bill.

With Greg Clark leading the department, BEIS this morning confirmed other ministerial roles:

Jesse Norman is minister for industry and energy. Jo Johnson is minister for universities, science, research and innovation (joint minister with Department for Education); Baroness Neville-Rolfe, is minister for energy and intellectual property; Margot James is minister for small business, consumers, and corporate responsibility.

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