Mr Sharma replied: "The Prime Minister has been very clear on this that we … It will take only 2 minutes to fill in. Reading man Alok Sharma is the business secretary for the UK government. "He has supported businesses like the Tesco Distribution Centre in Whitley to deliver new jobs in Reading and has organised local business export seminars, helped deliver reductions in business rates for local businesses and campaigned for faster broadband. Hier sollte eine Beschreibung angezeigt werden, diese Seite lässt dies jedoch nicht zu. again promoted to Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Earlier this week, he criticised BBC Radio 4's Today programme for trying to catch out ministers over the details of lockdown rules. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Reading man Alok Sharma is the business secretary for the UK government. A year later, in January 2018, he was promoted to Minister of State for Employment. Contact the Member at their constituency address. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. ", When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Within 18 months, he was promoted by new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Secretary of State for International Development. It still has many of the original features... Reading captain Liam Moore to see foot specialist with injury blow 'not looking good'. Alok Sharma is the Conservative MP for Reading West, and has been an MP continuously since 6 May 2010. Alok is married and lives in Reading Borough with his wife and 2 daughters. The Reading FC captain could be set to spend a long time on the sidelines after picking up a foot injury in his side's defeat against Coventry City. He also served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, the former Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster who had overall responsibility for the Cabinet Office. Business Secretary urges businesses to prepare for the end of the transition period, Jonathan Scott to be interim chair of the Competition and Markets Authority, Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support, Transparency and freedom of information releases, developing and delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy and leading the government’s relationship with business, ensuring that the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean, ensuring the UK remains at the leading edge of science, research and innovation. He was elected as the Conservative MP for Reading West in May 2010. For information about when you should contact MPs, Lords, or other organisations/individuals, review the who to contact with my issue page. Contact the Member at their Westminster address. 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Mr Sharma said on the show: "There is an element of slightly "gotcha" about this in terms of this line of questioning. The business secretary also came into the spotlight this week over comments in the Commons on jobs.