Robert Promoted to Minister for Aviation and Maritime at the Department for Transport

Robert has been promoted to Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, with responsibility for aviation and maritime policy.

Speaking after his appointment, Robert said: "It is a huge privilege and honour to have been asked by the Prime Minister to serve as a Minister in the Department for Transport.

"I am delighted to join the Government with an exciting portfolio which includes driving forward the work of the ‘Jet Zero’ Council - a ground-breaking initiative aiming to deliver a zero-carbon transatlantic flight within a generation.

"I look forward to getting started with this important work."