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Changes among the state secretaries

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Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Office of the Prime Minister

Due to today’s changes in the Government, changes have been made among the state secretaries.

Due to today’s changes in the Government, the following changes have been made among the state secretaries:

  • the state secretary to Minister of Agriculture and Food Terje Riis-Johansen – Ola T. Heggem – has been honourably discharged from the post. He has been appointed state secretary to Minister of Agriculture and Food Lars Peder Brekk.
  • the state secretaries to Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion Bjarne Håkon Hanssen – Jan-Erik Støstad, Libe Rieber-Mohn, Laila Gustavsen and Raimo Valle – have been honourably discharged from their posts. They have been appointed state secretaries to Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion Dag Terje Andersen.
  • the state secretaries to Minister of Trade and Industry Dag Terje Andersen - Rikke Lind, Øyvind Slåke and acting state secretary Annelene Svingen – have been honourably discharged from their posts. They have been appointed state secretaries to Minister of Trade and Industry Sylvia Brustad. Svingen has been appointed acting state secretary during Lind’s leave of absence.
  • the state secretaries to Minister of Health and Care Services Sylvia Brustad - Rigmor Aasrud, Arvid Libak and Kari Henriksen – have been honourably discharged from their posts. Aasrud and Henriksen have been appointed state secretaries to Minister of Health and Care Services Bjarne Håkon Hanssen. Libak has been appointed state secretary to Minister of Trade and Industry Sylvia Brustad.
  • Deputy Member of Storting Dagfinn Sundsbø (61), Fetsund has been appointed state secretaries to Minister of Health and Care Services Bjarne Håkon Hanssen.
  • the state secretaries to Minister of Petroleum and Energy Åslaug Haga  - Liv Monica Bargem Stubholt and Guri Størvold – have been honourably discharged from their posts. Stubholt has been appointed state secretary to Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Riis-Johansen.
  • the political advisor to Minister of Petroleum and Energy Åslaug Haga – Geir Pollestad – has resigned. He has been appointed state secretary to Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Riis-Johansen.

The changes are effective as of 6.45 pm today.

The Government represents the Labour Party (Lab.), the Socialist Left Party (Soc.) and the Centre Party (Cent.). The list of state secretaries now is as follows:

To Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (Lab.)
Mr. Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen (Lab.)
Ms. Kjersti Markusson (Soc.)
Mr. Per Johannessønn Jordal (Cent.)
Mr. Svein Fjellheim (Lab.)              
Mr. Torbjørn Giæver Eriksen (Lab.)
Ms. Rita Skjærvik (Lab.)
Ms. Hilde Singsaas (Lab.)
Mr. Snorre Wikstrøm (Lab.)

To Minister of Finance Kristin Halvorsen (Soc.)
Mr. Roger Schjerva (Soc.)
Mr. Geir Axelsen (Lab.)
Mr. Ole Morten Geving (Cent.)
Mr. Roger Østlie Sandum (Soc.)
Ms. Henriette Westhrin (Soc.)

To Minister of Agriculture and Food Lars Peder Brekk (Cent.)
Mr. Ola T. Heggem  (Cent.) 

To Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre (Lab.)
Mr. Raymond Johansen (Lab.)
Ms. Elisabeth Walaas (Lab.)

To Minister of Research and Higher Education Tora Aasland (Soc.)
Mr. Jens Revold (Soc.) 

To Minister of Local Government and Regional Development
Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa
  (Cent.)
Mr. Dag-Henrik Sandbakken (Cent.)
Ms. Janne Sjelmo Nordås (Cent.)

To Minister of Defence Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen (Lab.)
Mr. Espen Barth Eide (Lab.)

To Minister of the Environment and International Development
Erik Solheim
(Soc.)
Ms. Henriette Westhrin (Soc.) – environment affairs
Mr. Håkon Arald Gulbrandsen (Soc.) – international development affairs 

To Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion Dag Terje Andersen (Lab.)
Mr. Jan-Erik Støstad (Lab.)
Ms. Libe S. Rieber-Mohn (Lab.)
Ms. Laila Gustavsen (Lab.)
Mr. Raimo Valle (Lab.) 

To Minister of Transport and Communications Liv Signe Navarsete (Cent.)
Mr. Erik Lahnstein (Cent.)
Ms. Hege Solbakken (Cent.)

To Minister of Health and Care Services Bjarne Håkon Hanssen (Lab.)
Ms. Rigmor Aasrud (Lab.)
Ms. Kari Henriksen (Lab.)
Mr. Dagfinn Sundsbø (Cent.)

To Minister of Justice and the Police Knut Storberget (Lab.)
Mr. Terje Moland Pedersen (Lab.)
Ms. Astri Aas-Hansen (Lab.) 

To Minister of Culture and Church Affairs Trond Giske (Lab.)
Mr. Halvard Ingebrigtsen (Lab.)
Mr. Wegard Harsvik (Lab.) 

To Minister of Trade and Industry Sylvia Brustad (Lab.)
Mr. Øyvind Slåke (Lab.)
Ms. Rikke Lind (Lab.) – leave of absence 7 January-1 August 2008
Ms. Annelene Svingen – acting 7 January-1 August 2008
Mr. Arvid Libak (Lab.)

To Minister of Government Administration and Reform
Heidi Grande Røys
(Soc.)
Ms. Wenche Lyngholm (Soc.) 

To Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Riis-Johansen (Cent.)
Ms. Liv Monica Bargem Stubholt (Cent.)
Mr. Geir Pollestad (Cent.) 

To Minister of Children and Equality Anniken Huitfeldt (Lab.)
Mr. Kjell Erik Øie (Lab.)

To Minister of Education Bård Vegard Solhjell (Soc.)
Ms. Lisbet Rugtvedt (Soc.) 

To Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Helga Pedersen (Lab.)
Mr. Vidar Ulriksen (Lab.)