DfE Confirms Ministerial Appointments


Robert Halfon was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Education on 17 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Harlow in May 2010.

Political Career

Robert Halfon served as Minister without Portfolio from May 2015 until July 2016.

Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills

The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • careers education and guidance in schools

  • apprenticeships (including arrangements for the introduction of the apprenticeships levy)

  • funding for post-16 provision (including financial support for young people and adult learners)

  • further education colleges, sixth-form colleges and local patterns of provision (including area reviews and city deals)

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