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Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP

Minister of State for Business and Enterprise

Portfolio

  • Business sectors, including aerospace, automotive, low carbon economy, construction, electronics, food and drink 
  • Small business, enterprise and access to finance
  • Competitiveness and economic growth
  • Deregulation and better regulation
  • Regional and local economic development (including Regional Growth Fund and Local Enterprise Partnerships)
  • Business support
  • Olympic legacy
  • Export licensing
  • Royal Mail
  • General oversight of Shareholder Executive and its portfolios
  • Commons spokesman on Trade and Investment

Biography

Michael Fallon was appointed Minister for Business and Enterprise in September 2012, in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Michael has been MP for Sevenoaks, Kent, since 1997. Previously, he was MP for Darlington from 1983 to 1992. He was a minister in the Department for Education and Science from 1990 to 1992. More recently he has held positions on the Treasury Select Committee and as deputy chairman of the Conservative Party.

Born in Scotland and married with two children, Michael was educated at Epsom College and St Andrews University.

Michael is a former director of Bannatyne Fitness Ltd (fitness clubs), Quality Care Homes plc (nursing homes), Just Learning Ltd (nurseries), Attendo AB (Scandinavian social and health care) and Tullett Prebon plc (inter-dealing broking).