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New recycling minister announced

Lord Taylor of Holbeach is to replace Lord Henley as the recycling minister at Defra.

Lord Henley will instead take up the role of Home Office minister of state.

Lord Taylor of Holbeach has been appointed as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State. He entered the House of Lords in 2006, having been made a life peer as Baron Taylor of Holbeach, of South Holland in the County of Lincolnshire.

He has been Government spokesperson for the Cabinet Office, Energy and Climate Change, and Work and Pensions since 2010. His profile on the Parliament website lists environment, energy and waste as some of his interests.

He has also served as a Whip in the House of Lords. He was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1992 for political service, and served as Chairman of the National Conservative Convention from 2000 to 2003.

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