Lord de Mauley has been confirmed as replacing Lord Taylor as waste minister
The former shadow minister for children, schools & families and energy & climate change, de Mauley's has been confirmed as parliamentary under-secretary for resource management, the local environment and environmental science.
His portfolio includes:
Baron de Mauley replaces Lord Taylor, who was moved as a part of the cabinet reshuffle that also saw the replacement of Caroline Spelman with Owen Paterson as secretary of state for environment. Lord Taylor now serves as parliamentary under secretary for criminal information.
The Eton graduate, whose family has a background in farming, has been a Government spokesman on environment, food and rural affairs issues and in opposition held a number of briefs, including serving as shadow minister for business, innovation and skills.
The minister was welcomed into his new role by CIWM chief executive Steve Lee, who said: "Ours is an industry reflecting environmental awareness and responsibility as well as a real green growth opportunity for UK experience and expertise at home and through exports.
"Waste needs to be managed as part of an economic development opportunity - as well as a vital service protecting local national and global environmental quality. We will be looking for early opportunities to understand the minister's priorities and to further the development of our industry."