From this page you can find changes in Departmental Ministerial
membership. The index is by Department. all Departments
complete from 1970 until 2009. The dates shown after each Department give the
times between which the Ministers are listed. In some cases Departments
have been merged, demerged, abolished or created. This necessarily
restricts the data given. Where known I have shown where a Department
has come from or into which pieces it has been dispersed.
The date in brackets after each Ministers name is the year that they entered parliament. An * after this date indicates either that a By-election was won to enter parliament, or that the Minister has been out of the HoC for a time, further details of this have been provided at the end of each page.
Last update June 8th 2009
Department Period Covered Agriculture, Fisheries & Food 1970-2001 Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform 2008-2009 Children, Schools & Families 2007-2009 Constitutional Affairs 2003-2007 Culture, Media & Sport 1997-2009 Communities & Local Government 2006-2009 Defence 1970-1997 Environment, Food & Rural Affairs 2001-2009 Education (& Science) 1970-1995 Education & Employment 1995-2001 Education & Skills 2001-2007 Employment 1970-1995 Energy 1974-1992 Energy & Climate Change 2008-2009 Environment 1970-1997 Environment, Transport & the Regions 1997-2001 Foreign (& Commonwealth) 1970-2009 Health 1988-2009 Health & Social Security 1970-1988 Home 1970-2009 Industry 1974-1983 Innovation, Universities & Skills 2007-2009 International Development 1997-2009 Justice 2007-2009 Legal 1970-2009 National Heritage 1992-1997 Northern Ireland 1972-2009 Office of the Deputy Prime Minister 2002-2006 Overseas Development 1974-1979 Posts & Telecommunications 1970 Prices & Consumer Protection 1974-1979 Prime Minister 1970-2009 Privy Council 1970-2009 Public Buildings & Works 1970 Public Service Office 1992-1997 Scotland/Scottish 1970-2009 Scottish Executive 1999-2009 Social Security 1988-2001 Transport, Local Government & the Regions 2001-2002 Technology 1970 Trade 1970, 1974-1983 Trade & Industry 1983-2008 Transport 1970-2009 Treasury 1970-2009 Wales/Welsh 1970-2009 Welsh Assembly Government 1999-2009 Whips, House of Commons 1970-2009 Whips, House of Lords 1970-2009 Work & Pensions 2001-2009
I have adopted the practise throughout these pages of listing the date of the start of the reshuffle, or the event that triggered it. Reshuffles can take many days to filter their way throughout government but by and large I have presumed they have all happened on the same day. This makes it easier to follow the results of a reshuffle but does mean that the date given may precede the actual date of appointment by a few days.
© This page and all links from this page, David Smith 1996-2009.
Last update June 8th 2009