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PM Announces Changes To Ministerial Portfolios

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced a minor reshuffle of ministerial portfolios.

Helen Clark said that her main concern was to relieve workload pressures on the Leader of the House, Michael Cullen, and the Deputy Leader of the House, Mark Burton, who also carry heavy portfolio responsibilities.

"George Hawkins will take over Mr Burton's Internal Affairs portfolio.

"Matt Robson will become the Minister for Land Information.

"Laila Harre will become Minister of Statistics.

"Paul Swain will become Associate Minister of Finance, Revenue and Land Information," Helen Clark said.


Ends

Ministerial List
13 November 2000

Notes: 1. All Ministers are members of the Executive Council
2. Portfolios are listed in the left hand column. Other responsibilities assigned by the Prime Minister are listed in the right hand column.


THE CABINET


Portfolios Other responsibilities

1
Rt Hon Helen Clark
Prime Minister
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

Ministerial Services
Minister in Charge of the NZ Security Intelligence Service

2
Hon Jim Anderton
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Economic Development
Minister for Industry and Regional Development

Public Trust Office
Audit Department

3
Hon Dr Michael Cullen
Treasurer
Minister of Finance
[Includes responsibility for the Government Superannuation Fund]
Minister for Accident Insurance
Minister of Revenue


Leader of the House

4
Hon Steve Maharey
Minister of Social Services and Employment

Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education)
Community and Voluntary Sector

5
Hon Phil Goff
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Minister of Justice

6
Hon Annette King
Minister of Health
Minister for Racing

7
Hon Sandra Lee
Minister of Conservation
Minister of Local Government

Associate Minister of Maori Affairs

8
Hon Jim Sutton
Minister of Agriculture
Minister for Trade Negotiations

Rural Affairs

9
Hon Trevor Mallard
Minister of Education
Minister of State Services
Minister for Sport, Fitness and Leisure

Minister for the America’s Cup
Associate Minister of Finance
Minister Responsible for the Education Review Office
Adult and Community Education

10
Hon Pete Hodgson
Minister of Energy
Minister of Fisheries
Minister of Forestry
Minister of Research, Science and Technology
Minister for Crown Research Institutes

Small Business
Associate Minister for Economic Development
Associate Minister for Industry and Regional Development
Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Timberlands West Coast Ltd

11
Hon Margaret Wilson
Attorney-General
[Includes responsibility for Serious Fraud Office]
Minister of Labour
Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations

Associate Minister of Justice
Associate Minister of State Services

12
Hon Parekura Horomia
Minister of Maori Affairs

Associate Minister of Social Services and Employment (Employment)
Associate Minister of Education

13
Hon Matt Robson
Minister of Corrections
Minister for Courts
Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control
Minister for Land Information

Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Official Development Assistance)

14
Hon Lianne Dalziel
Minister of Immigration
Minister for Senior Citizens

Disability Issues
Associate Minister of Education

15
Hon George Hawkins
Minister of Police
Minister of Internal Affairs
Minister of Civil Defence

Ethnic Affairs

16
Hon Mark Burton
Minister of Defence
Minister for State Owned Enterprises
[Responsible for all SOEs except TVNZ Ltd and Timberlands West Coast Ltd]
Minister of Tourism
Minister of Veterans’ Affairs

Deputy Leader of the House

17
Hon Paul Swain
Minister of Commerce
Minister of Communications
Minister for Information Technology
Associate Minister of Finance
Associate Minister of Revenue
Associate Minister of Energy
Associate Minister of Justice
Associate Minister for Land Information

18
Hon Marian Hobbs
Minister for the Environment
Minister for Biosecurity
Minister of Broadcasting
[Includes responsibility for Television New Zealand Ltd, Radio New Zealand Ltd, and NZ on Air]

Minister Responsible for the National Library
Archives New Zealand
Associate Minister of Communications

19
Hon Mark Gosche
Minister of Transport
Minister of Housing
[Includes responsibility for Housing New Zealand Ltd and Housing Corporation]
Minister of Pacific Island Affairs

Civil Aviation

20
Hon Laila Harré
Minister of Women’s Affairs
Minister of Youth Affairs
Minister of Statistics

Associate Minister of Commerce
Associate Minister of Labour

MINISTERS OUTSIDE CABINET


21
Hon Judith Tizard
Minister of State

Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
Associate Minister of Transport
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Auckland Issues

22
Hon Tariana Turia
Minister of State

Associate Minister of Maori Affairs (Social Development)
Associate Minister of Corrections
Associate Minister of Health
Associate Minister of Housing
Associate Minister of Social Services and Employment (Social Services)

23
Hon Phillida Bunkle
Minister of Customs
Minister of Consumer Affairs

Associate Minister of Conservation
Associate Minister for Economic Development
Associate Minister for the Environment


PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY

Mr John Wright, MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the:
Minister for Economic Development
Minister for Industry and Regional Development
Minister of Revenue
Minister for Racing


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