Highlights of the week ending 15 July

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As the Conservative Party leadership contest continues, this week saw confirmation of the Department for Education’s new ministerial team has now been confirmed. Supporting James Cleverly is Brendan Clarke-Smith as Minister for Children and Families, Will Quince as Minister for School Standards, Andrea Jenkyns as Minister for Skills, Further and Higher Education, and Baroness Barran as Lords Minister/Minister for the School System.
Like all ministers appointed over the past week, the team is working in a caretaker capacity in order to keep Government business functioning during this interim period. A new administration is due to be formed with the announcement of the new Prime Minister in early September.

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