Changes among the state secretaries

In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has of 11 December 2017 honourably discharged Mr. Sigbjørn Aanes as state secretary to Prime Minister Erna Solberg. At the same time, Mr. Rune Alstadsæter has of 11 December been appointed state secretary to Prime Minister Solberg.

Mr. Tom Cato Karlsen har been honourably discharged from his office as state secretary to Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen.

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

To Prime Minister Erna Solberg (C)
Mr. Lars Øy (C)
Mr. Sigbjørn Aanes (C) - Honourably discharged 11 December 2017
Ms. Ingvild Næss Stub (C)
Ms. Marianne Eikvåg Groth (C)
Ms. Sunniva Ihle Steinstad (C)
Mr. Svein Arne Flåtten (C)
Mr. Frode G. Hestnes (PrP)
Mr. Rune Alstadsæter (C) – From 11 December 2017

To Minister of Finance Siv Jensen (PrP)
Mr. Jørgen Næsje (PrP)
Mr. Tore Vamraak (C)
Ms. Cecilie Brein-Karlsen (PrP)
Mr. Petter K. Tvedt (PrP)
Mr. Brage Baklien (PrP)

To Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner (C)
Mr. Paul Chaffey (C)
Ms. Kristin Holm Jensen (C)
Ms. Anne Karin Olli (C)
Mr. Bjørnar Laabak (PrP)

To Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen (PrP)
Mr. Anders Bjørnsen Werp (C)
Mr. Tommy Skjervold (PrP)

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. Maria Jahrmann Bjerke (C)
Ms. Line Miriam Sandberg (PrP)

To Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide (C)
Mr. Audun Halvorsen (C)
Ms. Marianne Hagen (C)

To Minister of Immigration and Integration Sylvi Listhaug (PrP)
Mr.Vidar Brein-Karlsen (PrP) – Leave of absence 09.10.2017-07.09.2018
Mr. Fabian Stang (C)
Mr. Torkil Åmland (PrP) – Acting 09.10.2017-07.09.2018

To Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (C)
Mr. Bjørn Haugstad (C)
Mr. Magnus Thue (C) – Leave of absence 23.10.2017-31.12.2017

To Minister of Fisheries Per Sandberg (PrP)
Mr. Roy Angelvik (PrP)
Ms. Veronica Pedersen Åsheim (PrP)

To Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie (C)
Ms. Christl Kvam (C)
Mr. Morten Bakke (C)

To Minister of Culture Linda Hofstad Helleland (C)
Mr. Bård Folke Fredriksen (C)

To Minister of Agriculture and Food Jon Georg Dale (PrP)
Ms. Hanne Maren Blåfjelldal (PrP)

To Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen (C)
Ms. Tone Skogen (C)

To Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes (PrP)
Ms. Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde (PrP)
Mr. Elnar Remi Holmen (PrP)

To Minister of Justice and Public Security Per-Willy Trudvang Amundsen (PrP)
Mr. Thor Kleppen Sættem (C)
Ms. Toril Charlotte Ulleberg Reynolds (PrP) – Maternity-leave 01.10.2017-07.09.2018
Ms. Anette Carnarius Elseth (PrP)
Mr. Vidar Brein-Karlsen (PrP) - Acting 09.10.2017-07.09.2018

To Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Marit Berger Røsland (C)
Mr. Jens Frølich Holte Holte (C)