Cabinet: full list of ministries, parliamentary secretaries and responsibilities


Office of the Prime Minister

Prime Minister: Dr Joseph Muscat

Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and Simplification of Administrative Processes: Dr Michael Farrugia

Cabinet Office, Internal Audit and Investigations, Public Administration, Strategic Policy Coordination, Management Efficiency Unit, Information, Planning, Policy and Priorities Coordination, Malta Environment and Planning Authority, Government Printing Press, Lands, Land Registry, Joint Office

Ministry for European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto

Deputy Prime Minister: Mr Louis Grech

Parliamentary Secretary for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds: Dr Ian Borg

Relations with the European Union, EU Internal Coordination, EU Presidency 2017, EU Funds and Programmes

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Minister: Dr George Vella 

Relations with Foreign and Commonwealth Countries, Relations with International Organisations and Institutions, International Economic Relations, Maltese Communities Abroad

Ministry for Tourism

Minister: Mr Karmenu Vella

Parliamentary Secretary for Culture and Local Government: Dr Jose' A Herrera

Tourism, Tourism Studies, Cultural Heritage, Restoration, External Transport, Airport, National Library, National Archives, Culture and the Arts, National Orchestra, Theatres, Valletta 2018, Local Government

Ministry for Education and Employment

Minister: Mr Evarist Bartolo

Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth & Sport: Dr Stefan Buontempo

Childcare and Early Education, Compulsory Education, Higher Education (including MCAST), Life-long Learning, Examinations, Public Libraries, Employment and Training

Research and Innovation, Centre for Development, Research and Training, Science and Technology Policy

Youth, Sport and Sport Complexes

Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change

Minister: Mr Leo Brincat

Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights: Mr Roderick Galdes

Climate Change Policy, Environmental Policy, Waste Management Strategy, National Parks, Afforestation and the Countryside, Rural Development, Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries, Aquaculture, Animal Welfare, Veterinary Services

Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure

Minister: Mr Joe Mizzi

Manufacturing and Servicing, Construction and Maintenance, Cleansing, Coordination of Major Government Projects, Internal Transport, Roads, Coordination of Road Building, Maintenance and Landscaping

Ministry for Gozo

Minister: Dr Anton Refalo

Gozo Affairs (excluding Health services and Education)

Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties

Minister: Dr Helena Dalli

Social Dialogue, Civil Liberties, Equality, Data Protection, Non-Governmental and Voluntary Organisations, Competition and Consumer Affairs, Medicines Authority, Industrial and Employment Relations

Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business

Minister: Dr Christian Cardona

Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic Growth: Dr Edward Zammit Lewis

Economic Policy, External Trade, Industry, Investment Promotion, Malta Enterprise, Government Investments, Small Business and the Self-Employed, Cooperatives, Trade Services, Ports, Maritime Affairs, Promotion of Financial Services, Information and Communication Strategy, Digital Economy

Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity

Minister: Ms Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

Parliamentary Secretary for Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing:Dr Franco Mercieca

Social Policy, Family Policy, Child Policy, Social Housing, Social Security, Pensions, Solidarity Services, Policy concerning Persons with Disability, Elderly, Community Care

Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security

Minister: Dr Emanuel Mallia

Parliamentary Secretary for Justice: Dr Owen Bonnici

Defence, Armed Forces, Police, Immigration, Airport Security, Correctional Services, Probation and Parole, Civil Protection , Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs, Central Visa Unit

National Identity Management: Public Registry, Civil Registration, ID Cards, Passports; Courts of Justice, Attorney General's Office, Notary to Government 

Broadcasting and Public Broadcasting Services

Ministry for Finance

Minister: Prof Edward Scicluna

Budget Office, Treasury, Inland Revenue, Indirect Taxation, Customs and Excise, Contracts, Financial Services Regulation, Malta Statistics Authority, Relations with Central Bank

Ministry for Energy and the Conservation of Water

Minister: Dr Konrad Mizzi

Development of Alternative Energy Sources, Oil Exploration, Energy Policy, Malta Resources Authority, Enemalta Corporation

Water Policy, Water Services Corporation

Ministry for Health

Minister: Dr Godfrey Farrugia

Health Services Regulation and Standards, Health Services, Occupational Health and Safety

I do remember this article of 2 Feb 2013: Agriculture and fisheries to get their own minister – Muscat
Joseph MELI
Anyone else notice the token elephant in the room?(not an actual description nor a derogatory remark).Where are the ladies?
No doubt a large cabinet which tries to make best use of the various talents which abound in the elected PL MPs. It will help to minimize the problem of detachment between the front and back bench which afflicted the PN in the previous legislature. However it will also raise challenges of governance when it comes to major initiatives which cross cut across ministry boundaries. Horizontal communication and policy linkages must be established between the departments especially for major initiatives where a number of departments are likely to be involved.Clear decision making authority limits must be established for departments who should be encouraged to share decisions across ministry boundaries. The policy and priorities unit under the responsibility of the Prime minister will have a major role to play in coordinating efforts right across government and surely with such a large cabinet will have to be strengthened. At all costs no ministry should be allowed to become a small empire which does as it pleases as happened under the former PN government. Ministries should also be asked to synchronise their activities in line with the overall government priorities. Let us also trust that transparent consultation and frank discussions will be the order of the day.
Very good choice,However,Anthony Agius Decelis should have been given one of these two sectors The Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and Active Ageing OR The Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights. He was elected in the first count in the 11 th District and also by the first counts in the last Election. Whilst he is very competent on these tow particular sectors.