Changes among the state secretaries

In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has honourably discharged Ms. Laila Bokhari from her office as state secretary to Prime Minister Erna Solberg, and appointed her as state secretary to Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, as of a point in time to be decided by the Office of the Prime Minister.

At the same time, the King has appointed Ms. Marianne Eikvåg Groth as state secretary to Prime Minister Erna Solberg, as of a point in time to be decided by the Office of the Prime Minister.

The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Ms. Maria Bjerke as acting state secretary to Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie for the period 1 August 2016 - 2 October 2016, during the leave of absence of acting state secretary Fredrik Wang Gierløff.

The Government represents the Conservative Party (C) and the Progress Party (PrP). The state secretaries are:

To Prime Minister Erna Solberg (C)
Ms. Julie Margrethe Brodtkorb (C)
Mr. Lars Øy (C)
Mr. Sigbjørn Aanes (C)
Mr. Himanshu Gulati (PrP) – 75 per cent from 15.01.2016
Ms. Laila Bokhari (C) – leave of absence 13.07.2015-17.07.2016
Mr. Torkild Solli Haukaas (C)
Ms. Ingvild Næss Stub (C)
Ms. Marianne Eikvåg Groth (C) – from a point in time to be set by 
                                                      the Office of the Prime Minister

To Minister of Finance Siv Jensen (PrP)
Mr. Paal Bjørnestad (PrP)
Mr. Jørgen Næsje (PrP)
Mr. Tore Vamraak (C)
Mr. André Kolve (PrP)
Mr. Petter K. Tvedt (PrP)

To Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner (C)
Mr. Paul Chaffey (C)
Mr. Per-Willy Trudvang Amundsen (PrP)
Ms. Kristin Holm Jensen (C)
Ms. Anne Karin Olli (C)
Ms. Grete Ellingsen (C)

To Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen (PrP)
Mr. Tom Cato Karlsen (PrP)
Mr. Reynir Johannesson (PrP)
Mr. Tom-Christer Nilsen (C)

To Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende (C)
Ms. Tone Skogen (C)
Mr. Tore Hattrem (C)
Ms. Laila Bokhari (C) – from a point in time to be set by 
                                      the Office of the Prime Minister

To Minister of EEA and EU AffairsElisabeth Aspaker (C)
Ms. Elsbeth Tronstad (C)

To Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mæland (C)
Mr. Lars Jacob Hiim (C)
Ms. Dilek Ayhan (C)

To Minister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen (C)
Mr. Lars Andreas Lunde (C)

To Minister of Children and Equality Solveig Horne (PrP)
Mr. Kai-Morten Terning (PrP)

To Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie (C)
Ms. Anne Grethe Erlandsen (C)
Ms. Lisbeth Normann (C)
Ms. Cecilie Brein-Karlsen (PrP) – leave of absence 23.05.2016-30.01.2017
Mr. Fredrik Wang Gierløff (C) – acting 14.05.2016-30.01.2017, 
                                                   leave of absence 25.07.2016-02.10.2016
Ms. Maria Bjerke (C) – acting 01.08.2016-02.10.2016

To Minister of Justice and Public Security Anders Anundsen (PrP)
Mr. Gjermund Hagesæter (PrP)
Mr. Ove Vanebo (PrP)

To Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien (PrP)
Mr. Kjell-Børge Freiberg (PrP)
Ms. Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde (PrP)

To Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide (C)
Mr. Øystein Bø (C)

To Minister of Immigration and Integration Sylvi Listhaug (PrP)
Mr.Vidar Brein-Karlsen (PrP)
Ms. Marit Berger Røsland (C)
Ms. Hanne Caroline Simonsen Iversen (PrP)

To Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (C)
Mr. Bjørn Haugstad (C)
Ms. Birgitte Jordahl (C)

To Minister of Fisheries Per Sandberg (PrP)
Mr. Ronny Berg (PrP)
Mr. Roy Angelvik (PrP)

To Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie (C)
Mr. Thor Kleppen Sættem (C)
Ms. Christl Kvam (C)

To Minister of Culture Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland (C)
Mr. Bård Folke Fredriksen (C)
Mr. Himanshu Gulati (PrP) – 25 per cent from 15.01.2016

To Minister of Agriculture and Food Jon Georg Dale (PrP)
Ms. Hanne Maren Blåfjelldal (PrP) – leave of absence 27.06.2016-30.04.2017
Mr. Terje Halleland (PrP) - acting 18.04.2016-30.04.2017