|Secretary of State for International Development|
|Style||The Right Honourable|
International Development Secretary
|Number of Internal Development Secretaries||14|
The International Development Secretary, known in full as the Secretary of State for International Development, is an official within the Government of the United Kingdom and head of the Department for International Development. The office is a cabinet-level position. The position of Culture Secretary is not currently in use. The current International Development Secretary is Saracen's Fez, who was appointed by Prime Minister RayApparently on 27 February 2017.
The two main responsibilities of the International Development Secretary are to promote development overseas, particularly in developing countries, and administer overseas aid. Some of the global tasks which this involves include: offering humanitarian assistance after natural disasters and during conflicts, improving water supply and sanitation, ensuring as many people as possible have access to education and healthcare, tackling diseases, protecting the environment, and reducing poverty.
The International Development Secretary often works closely with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs due to the overlap between their respective roles but it may also work with several other Ministers to develop strategies in certain areas.
Statements of Intent and Departmental Reviews
International Development Secretaries have produced the following statements of intent and departmental reviews:
|Type||International Development Secretary||Released||Result|
List of International Development Secretaries
Overground was appointed as the first International Development Secretary for the Labour Party following the sixth general election and since him, there have been 13 other International Development Secretaries.
|International Development Secretary||Alternative Role||Party||Took office||Left office|
|Overground||Labour||December 2007||May 2008|
|Anony mouse||Secretary of State for International Trade and Development||Libertarian||May 2010||October 2010|
|aaran-j||Secretary of State for International Trade and Development||Conservative||November 2010||March 2011|
|Aj12||Secretary of State for International Trade and Development||Conservative||April 2012||September 2012|
|Moleman1996||(combined with Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)||Conservative||April 2013||August 2013|
|Qwertish||(combined with Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)||Conservative||September 2013||March 2014|
|RoryS||(combined with Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)||Labour||April 2014||October 2014|
|toronto353||Secretary of State for International Trade and Development||Liberal||October 2014||April 2015|
|StatusRed||Secretary of State for International Trade and Development||Labour||May 2015||July 2015|
|junaidk7||Labour||October 2015||December 2015|
|McRite||Secretary of State for Constitutional Reform, Devolution and International Development||Labour||December 2015||January 2016|
|DanE1998||Secretary of State for Constitutional Reform, Devolution and International Development||Labour||January 2016||April 2016|
|RayApparently||Labour||November 2016||February 2017|
|Saracen's Fez||(combined with Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)||Labour||February 2017||Incumbent|