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13 August 2015 | by Christopher Lamb

Minister for faith role downgraded Premium

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The Government has effectively scrapped the role of Faith Minister with the job’s responsibilities passed to a junior Minister.Baroness Williams of Trafford  (pictured), a Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), has been given responsibility for “integration and faith issues” although her policy brief also includes the HS2 rail programme, Travellers and local government finance and policy.A DCLG spokesman explained she had been given responsibility for faith after the general election, although it appeared to have emerged only this week.The Minister for Faith role was first held by Baroness (Sayeeda) Warsi in 2012-14 who also had a ministerial position in the Foreign Office and a seat in the Cabinet. However, the


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