Britain’s new coalition government
has selected a new person to oversee its Overseas Territories in the Caribbean.
MP Henry Bellingham will become Parliamentary
Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with responsibility
for Africa and Overseas Territories.
The 55 year old Conservative represents North West Norfolk portion of England.
He was first elected to parliament in 1983.
On Monday, Liberal Democrat MP Jeremy
Browne was appointed as Minister of State with responsibility for eastern and south-eastern
Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, the Pacific regions, and
Prior to Mr. Browne’s appointment, conservative Alistair Burt was selected as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, typically the position that oversees the UK foreign territories. However, a reshuffle of duties in the foreign office put Mr. Browne in charge initially instead.
No reason was given for the sudden changing of ministerial responsibilities.
All ministers will serve under
William Hague, MP the FCO Secretary of State.