Ministers for the Department of Levelling Up Housing and Communities

The Government has announced its list of Ministers for the Department of Levelling Up Housing and Communities.


Simon Clarke, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

  • Strategic oversight of the Department’s business
  • Cross-cutting responsibility for Levelling Up.

Paul Scully, Minister of State and Minister for London

Minister for London

  • London

Minister of State

  • Local government policy and finance, including Office for Local Government (Oflog)
  • Building Safety - remediation and regulation regimes
  • Climate change, net zero and energy efficiency (building regulations)
  • Grenfell recovery and rehousing
  • Grenfell public inquiry
  • Minister for London
  • Legislation responsibility - Business Rates

Dehenna Davison, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

  • Local growth funding design and simplification
  • Local growth funding delivery - UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), Levelling Up Fund (LUF), Community Ownership Fund (COF), etc.
  • Devolution deals and county deals
  • Planning casework
  • Legislation - Holocaust Memorial

Lee Rowley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

  • Overarching responsibility for housing strategy, including supply and home ownership
  • Investment Zones
  • Housing funds, including Affordable Housing Programme (AHP) and other housing / land and infrastructure funds
  • Homes England stewardship
  • Planning - reform and casework (including Holocaust Memorial)
  • Leasehold and freehold
  • Corporate matters
  • Legislation - Levelling Up Regeneration Bill, leasehold

Andrew Stephenson, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

  • Homelessness and rough sleeping
  • Refugee housing - Ukraine and Afghanistan
  • Social housing
  • Supporting Families and Changing Futures
  • Private Rented Sector
  • Electoral Integrity Programme
  • Statutory Instruments (SI) Minister
  • Legislation - social housing, renters reform, boycotts, divestment and sanctions

Baroness Scott of Bybrook, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

  • Integration, communities and faith, including Hong Kong British National (Overseas)
  • RED local resilience and emergencies, including winter preparedness
  • COVID-19 inquiry
  • Planning casework
  • Lords work for the department
  • Legislation - all legislation through the Lords