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UK government

New ministers to take over science portfolios

Greg Clark will succeed David Willetts as minister for science and universities.

George Freeman benefits from reshuffle

Source: Rex / RGA

George Freeman benefits from reshuffle


UK Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed Greg Clark as the minister for science and universities as part of a pre-election cabinet reshuffle. Clark will succeed David Willetts, who has been in the role since 2010, and will be responsible for subjects including universities, life sciences, research and innovation. The reshuffle also saw the creation of a new post with the appointment of George Freeman, a life sciences adviser to the government, in the role of minister for life sciences, a joint ministerial position for both the Department of Health and Department of Business, Innovation & Skills.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2014.20065858

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