The following announcement has been posted on the Downing St website:

The Queen is pleased to approve the following appointments.

The Queen has also been pleased to approve that Jim Murphy MP and Lord Drayson be sworn of Her Majesty’s most honourable Privy Council.

The Queen has been pleased to signify Her intention of conferring a peerage of the United Kingdom for Life on the Rt Hon Peter Mandelson.

Cabinet

Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service
• The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP

Chancellor of the Exchequer
• The Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
• The Rt Hon David Miliband MP

Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor
• The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP

Secretary of State for the Home Department
• The Rt Hon Jacqui Smith MP

Secretary of State for Health
• The Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP

Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
• The Rt Hon Peter Mandelson

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
• The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP

Secretary of State for International Development
• The Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP

Secretary of State for Defence
• The Rt Hon John Hutton MP

Leader of the House of Commons (and Lord Privy Seal); Minister for Women and Equality
• The Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
• The Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP

Secretary of State for Transport
• The Rt Hon Geoff Hoon MP

Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
• The Rt Hon Ed Balls MP

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
• The Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
• The Rt Hon James Purnell MP

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
• The Rt Hon Shaun Woodward MP*

Leader of the House of Lords (and Lord President of the Council)
• The Rt Hon Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
• The Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP

Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
• The Rt Hon John Denham MP

Chief Secretary to the Treasury
• The Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP

Secretary of State for Wales
• The Rt Hon Paul Murphy MP

Secretary of State for Scotland
• Jim Murphy MP

Other Cabinet attendees

Chief Whip (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury)
• The Rt Hon Nick Brown MP

Minister for the Cabinet Office; and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
• Liam Byrne MP

Minister of State (Housing), Department for Communities and Local Government
• The Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP

Minister of State (Employment), Department for Work and Pensions, and Minister for London
• Tony McNulty MP

Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
• The Rt Hon Lord Malloch-Brown

Minister of State, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills
• Lord Drayson*

Attend Cabinet when their Ministerial responsibilities are on the agenda

Minister for the Olympics and Paymaster General
• The Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP

Attorney General
• The Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC

Minister of State (Europe), Foreign and Commonwealth Office
• The Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP

Minister of State, Department for Children Schools and Families
• The Rt Hon Beverley Hughes MP

The Queen has accepted the following resignations.

Cabinet resignations

• The Rt Hon Des Browne MP
• The Rt Hon Ruth Kelly MP
• The Rt Hon Baroness Ashton of Upholland

*unpaid