Two ministers have been temporarily appointed to oversee housing and homelessness, and the environment, Downing Street has announced.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Heather Wheeler, who is responsible for housing and homelessness, has been temporarily replaced by Nigel Adams. This is so Ms Wheeler “can spend more time with her husband who has health issues”, Downing Street said.
Environment minister Thérèse Coffey has been temporarily replaced by David Rutley while she “recovers from a period of illness”.
Both roles are unpaid and are in addition to the government whip roles Mr Adams and Mr Rutley also serve in.