Tory MPs want Families Minister
September 8, 2017 4 comments
Plans for the creation of a new Minister for Families role have attracted widespread support in Parliament, with 44 Conservative MPs as well as eight peers backing the idea.
The 52 Conservative politicians have formed a formal group in support of the notion and even published a manifesto entitled Strengthening Families. This calls on the government to add the new role to an existing cabinet post.
The Manifesto declares:
“Supporting families cuts across every part of government and requires a high level of cross-departmental working. To deliver this effectively, a cabinet minister should be appointed with responsibility for families. In the same way that the Education Secretary also holds the equalities brief, another secretary of state with a cross-governmental brief or one of the larger departments such as work and pensions or communities and local government should also bear named responsibility for families.”
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September 8, 2017
Categories: Family Life