Definition of parliamentary undersecretary in English:

parliamentary undersecretary

noun

  • (in the UK) a Member of Parliament in a department of state, ranking below a minister.

    • ‘Chris Leslie, parliamentary undersecretary in the department of constitutional affairs, is worried.’
    • ‘Hazel Blears has moved within the Department to become parliamentary undersecretary of state for public health.’
    • ‘The person who interviewed David Lammy, the parliamentary undersecretary of state for health, for Emergency Medicine Journal makes an interesting observation.’
    • ‘Headteacher Julia Sandiford-Mitchell received a letter from Lord Adonis, parliamentary undersecretary of state for schools, congratulating St Mary's on its success.’

Pronunciation:

parliamentary undersecretary

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