Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity
Incumbent
The Lord Benyon

since 13 May 2021
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
StyleMinister
NominatorPrime Minister of the United Kingdom
AppointerThe Monarch
on advice of the Prime Minister
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Websitedefra.gov.uk

The Minister for Rural Affairs is a junior position in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the British government. It is currently held by Lord Benyon, who took the office on 13 May 2021.[1]

Responsibilities

The Minister's responsibilities include:

Ministers for Rural Affairs

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party Notes
Alun Michael
11 June 2001 10 May 2005 Labour Minister of State for Rural Affairs
Jim Knight
6 May 2005 5 May 2006 Labour Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Biodiversity, Landscape and Rural Affairs
Barry Gardiner
5 May 2006 28 June 2007 Labour Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Biodiversity, Landscape and Rural Affairs
Joan Ruddock
2 July 2007 5 October 2008 Labour Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Environment
Dan Norris
5 June 2009 11 May 2010 Labour Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Environment[2]
Richard Benyon
6 June 2010 7 October 2013 Conservative Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Natural Environment, Water and Rural Affairs
Dan Rogerson
7 October 2013 8 May 2015 Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Water, Forestry, Rural Affairs and Resource Management
Rory Stewart
12 May 2015 13 July 2016 Conservative Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Water, Forestry, Rural Affairs and Resource Management
The Lord Gardiner of Kimble
13 July 2016 10 May 2021 Conservative Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity
The Lord Benyon
13 May 2021 incumbent Conservative Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity

References

  1. ^ "The Rt Hon Lord Benyon". GOV.UK. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State - Dan Norris MP (Minister for Rural Affairs and Environment)". Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. 9 December 2009. Archived from the original on 4 March 2010.