Hutt replaced by Gibbons as Welsh health and social services minister

Welsh minister for health and social services Jane Hutt has been
replaced by Brian Gibbons after six years in the job, it was
announced today, writes Clare Jerrom.

Gibbons, the deputy economic development and transport minister,
is a member of the British Medical Association and previously
served as deputy minister for health and social services.

First minister Rhodri Morgan said he was confident that Gibbons
had the necessary experience to build on the platform Hutt has

Morgan has asked Hutt to take another key cabinet position as
business manager where she will help to lead the Welsh Assembly
government’s agenda.

Karen Sinclair, who was previously business manager, will
continue as chief whip and attending the cabinet.


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