New minister for health and safety

Penny Mordaunt MP has been appointed as Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work with responsibility for oversight of HSE.

This new title reflects the broader portfolio she is taking on, which will include all areas related to supporting disabled people and those with long-term health conditions.

The appointment follows the announcement of the Rt Hon Damian Green MP being appointed Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

You can find out more about our new minister on and GOV.UK.

Penny forms part of a DWP ministerial team which also includes Damien Hinds MP as Minister of State for Employment. Part of his remit includes EU and international affairs and support to the Secretary of State on devolution.

Notes to Editors: 

  1. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. It aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. It does so through research, information and advice, promoting training; new or revised regulations and codes of practice, and working with local authority partners by inspection, investigation and enforcement.[2]
  2. HSE news releases are available at

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