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 the 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 Australia.
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, the FCO Secretary of State.