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Lord James Bethell
Minister of Innovation

Lord James Bethell

Lord Bethell of Romford was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care on 9 March 2020. He was previously a Government Whip (Lord in Waiting) from July 2019 to March 2020.

As the House of Lords minister, he is responsible for representing all health matters and legislation in the Upper House. He is also the junior minister supporting the health track of the G7 summit.

Lord Bethell graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA(Hons). He worked as a journalist for national newspapers and then as a director of several media companies, including the Ministry of Sound. He sold his own communications firm in 2019.