Definition of Minister of State in English:

Minister of State

noun

  • (in the UK) a minister ranking below a Secretary of State.

    ‘the Minister of State for Education’
    • ‘As a politician he became Minister of State and was one of the best known political figures of his time.’
    • ‘I welcome the comment last night by the Minister of State, Deputy Browne, that he will address and examine this issue.’
    • ‘Evaluation of the CDSPs will be launched by Frank Fahey, T.D., Minister of State at Forum, Letterfrack on Tuesday, 10th December.’
    • ‘Under the Rainbow Coalition, he served as a Minister of State at the Department of Health from 1994-1997.’
    • ‘THE Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, Liam Aylward, has launched a new series of Teagasc leaflets on hedgerow management for farmers.’
    • ‘He has since served as a Minister of State and a Shadow Secretary of State.’
    • ‘Sir Nicholas Bonsor was a Minister of State in the Foreign Office in the last Conservative Government.’
    • ‘The store was presented with the Excellence Ireland National Hygiene Mark by Minister of State for the Department of Agriculture and Food Noel Treacy.’
    • ‘The launch, which took place in Dublin's St Stephen's Green, was attended by Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children Brian Lenihan.’
    • ‘The Minister of State at the Department of Trade and Industry is responsible for e-commerce within the government.’
    • ‘It was led by Ireland's Minister of State for the Marine, Mr John Browne, T.D. who was accompanied by Mr. Hugh Byrne, Chairman of Bord Iascaigh Mhara.’
    • ‘The result, 11,000 signatures on a petition that was handed over to the Minister of State at the Department of Health in November 2002.’
    • ‘The event, in Alcuin College at the University of York, will feature the Minister of State for Pensions, Malcolm Wicks.’
    • ‘The Minister of State said that Bord Gais and his Department have no plans for the development.’
    • ‘She looks great, is intelligent, articulate etc but I was on Q&A with her and I asked her afterwards why she didn't challenge Noel Ahern, Minister of State on one topic.’
    • ‘Two new health centres in Hounslow were opened by the Minister of State for NHS Delivery last week.’
    • ‘‘We're working on it as best we can,’ said Minister of State for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Noel Ahern.’
    • ‘The Minister of State is responsible to the Prince, not to the National Council elected by a general suffrage.’
    • ‘He was then promoted to Minister of State at the same department just over a year later in July 1998.’
    • ‘Conor was appointed as Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs last week.’

Pronunciation:

Minister of State

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