October 3, 2008 / 9:17 AM / 11 years ago

John Hutton named new Defence Secretary-BBC

John Hutton, secretary of state for business 10 Downing Street, in London on October 2, 2008. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Gordon Brown has appointed business secretary John Hutton as the country’s new defence minister as part of a reshuffle of cabinet positions, the BBC reported on Friday.

EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson is expected to take Hutton’s job at the business ministry.

Reporting by Jodie Ginsberg

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