Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mark Simmonds Became New Minister for UK Overseas Territories


According to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Mark Simmonds MP has been appointed the United Kingdom (UK) Minister for the Overseas Territories, after the recent removal from this post of Henry Belligham as part of the reshuffle of Cameron’s Cabinet.

Among the responsibilities of Mark Simmonds, as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, there are UK Overseas Territories all over the world including the British Virgin Islands. Other Caribbean territories, except for Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba, also are in his sphere of work. 

Simmonds had been a member of the shadow health team when the Conservative Party was in opposition but missed out on a role in the coalition government after the 2010 General Election.

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