Downing Street

Kit Malthouse becomes new housing minister



Kit Malthouse has been named as the new minister of state for housing at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

The announcement comes after previous incumbent Dominic Raab was named as the new Brexit secretary yesterday (9th July).

In a statement on Twitter, 10 Downing Street said: “The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Kit Malthouse as minister of state for housing at MHCLG.”

Malthouse is the MP for North West Hampshire and since January had served as the parliamentary under secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions.

He has also been a member of the Treasury committee and armed forces bill committee. 

As minister of state for housing, Malthouse will be responsible for:

supporting the housing secretary on housing supply policy and delivery
housing financing streams
home ownership policy
planning policy and casework oversight
Homes England sponsorship and performance
building safety and regulations (including government response to the Hackitt review)
land assembly and release, and public sector land and digital land
Help to Buy
quality and design
Grenfell recovery programme
social housing green paper


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