UPDATE: Foreign Office reveals Boston MP’s responsibilities after reshuffle appointment

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THE FOREIGN Office has this afternoon released details of Mark Simmonds’ new role in the Government.

The Boston and Skegness MP was yesterday appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State as part of David Cameron’s reshuffle.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office revealed that Mr Simmonds’ responsibilities in the role will include:


*Overseas Territories (not Falklands, Sovereign Base Areas or Gibraltar)

*Conflict Issues

*Climate Change

*International Energy



*Ministerial Oversight for FCO Services

*The Caribbean (not including Dominican Republic, Haiti or Cuba)

Thursday: PRIME Minister David Cameron has today appointed Boston and Skegness MP Mark Simmonds as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Foreign Office.

Mr 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.

The party loyalist has today (Wednesday) been rewarded with a role at the Foreign Office as part of the Government reshuffle.

The Standard was told by Mr Simmonds’ office that he is currently at the Foreign Office being briefed about his new role.