Historical archive

Change of state secretary in Education

Historical archive

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Office of the Prime Minister

In today’s session of the Council of State the King has appointed Ms. Elisabet Dahle (43, teacher, Bærum, as state secretary to Minister of Education Kristin Halvorsen.

In today’s session of the Council of State the King has appointed Ms. Elisabet Dahle (43, teacher, Bærum, as state secretary to Minister of Education Kristin Halvorsen. She succeeds Ms. Lisbet Rugtvedt, who has today been honourably discharged from the office.

Elisabeth Dahle comes from a post at the Union of Education Norway. She has previously been a teacher at Lilleaker School in Oslo and a supply teacher in Nissedal. She was educated at Oslo Teachers’ College.

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


To Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (Lab.)
Ms. Rita Skjærvik (Lab.)
Mr. Tor Brostigen (Soc.)
Mr. Dagfinn Sundsbø (Cent.)
Mr. Hans Kristian Amundsen (Lab.)
Mr. Svein Fjellheim (Lab.)
Mr. Snorre Wikstrøm (Lab.)
Ms. Mina Gerhardsen (Lab.) – leave of absence from 7 May 2011. 
                                           To resign from 1 February 2012.
Ms. Inger-Anne Ravlum (Lab.)

To Minister of Education Kristin Halvorsen (Soc.)
Mr. Roger Sandum (Soc.)
Ms. Elisabet Dahle (Soc.)

To Minister of Local Government and Regional Development
Liv Signe Navarsete
Ms. Hege Solbakken (Cent.)
Ms. Guri Størvold (Cent.)
Mr. Dag-Henrik Sandbakken (Cent.)
Ms. Anne Beathe Kristiansen Tvinnereim (Cent.)
– acting from 3 October 2011

To Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre (Lab.)
Ms. Gry Larsen (Lab.)
Mr. Torgeir Larsen (Lab.)
Mr. Erik Lahnstein (Cent.)

To Minister of Justice and the Police Grete Faremo (Lab.),
from 1 January 2012 Minister of Justice and Emergency Planning
Mr. Terje Moland Pedersen (Lab.)
Ms. Astri Aas-Hansen (Lab.)
Mr. Pål Lønseth (Lab.)
Mr. Eirik Øwre Thorshaug (Lab.) – acting 11 November 2011-31 December 2011

To Minister of Finance Sigbjørn Johnsen (Lab.)
Ms. Hilde Singsaas (Lab.)
Mr. Kjetil Lund (Lab.)
Mr. Roger Schjerva (Soc.)
Mr. Morten Søberg (Cent.)

To Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske (Lab.)
Ms. Rikke Lind (Lab.)
Mr. Halvard Ingebrigtsen (Lab.)

To Minister of Transport and Communications
Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa
Mr. Lars Erik Bartnes (Cent.)

To Minister of Health and Care Services Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen (Lab.)
Ms. Ragnhild Mathisen (Lab.)
Mr. Robin Kåss (Lab.)
Ms. Lotte Grepp Knutsen – from 27 December 2011

To Minister of Environment and International Development Erik Solheim (Soc.)
Ms. Heidi Sørensen (Soc.) – Environment Affairs
Ms. Ingrid Fiskaa (Soc.) – International Development Affairs

To Minister of Research and Higher Education Tora Aasland (Soc.)
Mr. Kyrre Lekve (Soc.)

To Minister of Culture Anniken Huitfeldt (Lab.)
Ms. Lotte Grepp Knutsen (Lab.) – leave of absence 7 March 2011-27 December
                                               2011, to resign 27 December 2011
Ms. Lubna Jaffery (Lab.)
Ms. Mina Gerhardsen (Lab.) – appointed from 1 February 2012
Ms. Kjersti Stenseng (Lab.) – acting 1 November 2011-31 December 2011

To Minister of Agriculture and Food Lars Peder Brekk (Cent.)
Mr. Harald Oskar Buttedahl (Cent.)

To Minister of Government Administration, Reform
and Church Affairs Rigmor Aasrud
Mr. Raimo Valle (Lab.)
Ms. Tone-Helen Toften (Lab.)
Mr. Jon Reidar Øyan (Lab.)

To Minister of Labour Hanne Bjurstrøm (Lab.)
Mr. Jan-Erik Støstad (Lab.)
Ms. Gina Lund (Lab.)

To Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Lisbeth Berg-Hansen (Lab.)
Ms. Kristine Gramstad (Lab.)

To Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion Audun Lysbakken (Soc.)
Ms. Henriette Westhrin (Soc.)
Ms. Kirsti Bergstø (Soc.)

To Minister of Petroleum and Energy Ola Borten Moe (Cent.)
Ms. Eli Blakstad (Cent.)
Mr. Per Rune Henriksen (Lab.)

To Minister of Defence Espen Barth Eide (Lab.)
Mr. Roger Ingebrigtsen (Lab.)