Changes among the state secretaries

The Office of the Prime Minister has as Jan. 13 appointed Ms. Lotte Grepp Knutsen, state secretary, as acting state secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister for the duration of Ms. Rita Skjærvik’s maternity leave.

At the same time Mr. Roger Solheim, political adviser, has been appointed acting state secretary in the Ministry of Culture for the duration of Lotte Grepp Knutsen’s service at the Office of the Prime Minister.

The Government represents the Labor 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.) – leave of absence from Jan.18, 2010

Mr. Snorre Wikstrøm (Lab.)

Mr. Tor Brostigen (Soc.)

Mr. Dagfinn Sundsbø (Cent.)

Mr. Torbjørn Giæver Eriksen (Lab.)

Mr. Svein Fjellheim (Lab.)

Ms. Mina Gerhardsen (Lab.)

Ms. Lotte Grepp Knutsen (Lab.) – acting from Jan.13, 2010

To Minister of Education Kristin Halvorsen (Soc.)

Ms. Lisbeth Rugtvedt (Soc.)

Mr. Roger Sandum (Soc.)

To Minister of Local Government and Regional Development

Liv Signe Navarsete (Cent.)

Ms. Hege Solbakken (Cent.)

Ms. Guri Størvold (Cent.)

Mr. Dag-Henrik Sandbakken (Cent.)

To Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre (Lab.)

Ms. Gry Larsen (Lab.)

Mr. Erik Lahnstein (Cent.)

To Minister of Defense Grete Faremo (Lab.)

Mr. Espen Barth Eide (Lab.)

To Minister of Finance Sigbjørn Johnsen (Lab.)

Ms. Hilde Singsaas (Lab.)

Mr. Kjetil Lund (Lab.)

Mr. Roger Schjerva (Soc.)

Mr. Ole Morten Geving (Cent.)

To Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske (Lab.)

Ms. Rikke Lind (Lab.)

Mr. Halvard Ingebrigtsen (Lab.)

Mr. Pål Julius Skogholt (Soc.)

To Minister of Transport and Communications

Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa (Cent.)

Mr. Lars Erik Bartnes (Cent.)

To Minister of Health and Care Services Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen (Lab.)

Ms. Tone-Helen Toften (Lab.)

Mr. Roger Ingebrigtsen (Lab.)

Ms. Ragnhild Mathisen (Lab.)

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 Justice and the Police Knut Storberget (Lab.)

Mr. Terje Moland Pedersen (Lab.)

Ms. Astri Aas-Hansen (Lab.)

Mr. Pål Lønseth (Lab.)

To Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Riis-Johansen (Cent.)

Ms. Sigrid Hjørnegård (Cent.)

Mr. Robin Kåss (Lab.)

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.) – Office of the Prime Minister from Jan. 13, 2010

Ms. Lubna Jaffery Fjell (Lab.)

Mr. Roger Solheim (Lab.) – acting from Jan.13, 2010

To Minister of Agriculture and Food Lars Peder Brekk (Cent.)

Mr. Ola T. Heggem  (Cent.)

To Minister of Government Administration, Reform

and Church Affairs Rigmor Aasrud (Lab.)

Ms. Inger-Anne Ravlum (Lab.)

Mr. Raimo Valle (Lab.)

To Minister of Labor Hanne Bjurstrøm (Lab.)

Mr. Jan-Erik Støstad (Lab.)

Ms. Gina Lund (Lab.)

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

Mr. Vidar Ulriksen (Lab.)

To Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion Audun Lysbakken (Soc.)

Ms. Henriette Westhrin (Soc.)

Source: Office of the Prime Minister

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