Anti-fraud champion MP named as aviation minister

Responsibility for aviation at the Department for Transport has been handed to Anthony Browne following the departure of Baroness Vere to the Treasury.

South Cambridgeshire MP Browne is one of three new ministers at the transport department as a result of this week’s government reshuffle.

Browne is a previous chief executive of the British Banking Association, a former member of the Treasury select committee and the prime minister’s first anti-fraud champion.

The DfT said: “Anthony has the experience and knowledge of fraud and industry to drive this work forward.” 

He was chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the environment between 2020-22.

Meanwhile, the maritime brief, previously also held by Baroness Vere,  has been taken over by Lord Davies of Gower, president of the Welsh Conservative Party, in his new ministerial role .

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