It now seems that Nadhim Zahawi MP will take on the responsibilities of children’s minister (previously discharged by Robert Goodwill MP) in the Department for Education (DfE) .
I wish him well.
It appears, however, that Nadhim has been appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, a very junior ministerial post which is, according to the DfE’s website, unpaid. All previous holders of the children’s minister brief have been Ministers of Sate, a more senior and paid position.
Does this mean that the Government now accords reduced priority to children’s social care?
I hope not, but I suspect it does.