Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Minister Appointed for UK Overseas Territories Including British Virgin Islands

The United Kingdom has appointed Gillian Merron as Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the appointment being effective October 5, 2008. Gillian Merron has succeeded in this post Meg Munn who quitted government service, and her responsibility will be the administration of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories - the Caribbean, including the British Virgin Islands, South America, Central America, Australasia and the Pacific region.

Previous post of Gillian Merron was Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for International Development. Merron has been the member of Parliament since 1997. In her new post, she has become one of the five members of ministerial team at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, headed by Foreign Secretary David Miliband.

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