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1992 - Her Majesty’s Government (April 1992)

Below is the complete list of Her Majesty’s Government, as of April 1992, following the General Election.


MEMBERS OF THE CABINET

(Formed by the Rt. Hon. John Major, MP, April 1992)

PRIME MINISTER, FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY AND MINISTER FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE - The Rt. Hon. John Major, MP

LORD CHANCELLOR - The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mackay of Clashfern

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS - The Rt. Hon. Douglas Hurd, CBE, MP

CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER - The Rt. Hon. Norman Lamont, MP

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT - The Rt. Hon. Kenneth Clarke, QC, MP

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY AND PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE - The Rt. Hon. Michael Heseltine, MP

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT - The Rt. Hon. John MacGregor, OBE, MP

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - The Rt. Hon. Malcolm Rifkind, QC, MP

LORD PRIVY SEAL AND LEADER OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS - The Rt. Hon. The Lord Wakeham

LORD PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL AND LEADER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS - The Rt. Hon. Tony Newton, OBE, MP

MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD - The Rt. Hon. John Gummer, MP

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT - The Rt. Hon. Michael Howard, QC, MP

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WALES - The Rt. Hon. David Hunt, MBE, MP

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY - The Rt. Hon. Peter Lilley, MP

CHANCELLOR OF THE DUCHY OF LANCASTER - The Rt. Hon. William Waldegrave, MP

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SCOTLAND - The Rt. Hon. Ian Lang, MP

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR NATIONAL HERITAGE - The Rt. Hon. David Mellor, QC, MP

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR NORTHERN IRELAND - The Rt. Hon. Sir Patrick Mayhew, QC, MP

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EDUCATION - The Rt. Hon. John Patten, MP

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR HEALTH - The Rt. Hon. Virginia Bottomley, MP

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EMPLOYMENT - The Rt. Hon. Gillian Shephard, MP

CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY - The Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo, MP


LAW OFFICERS

ATTORNEY GENERAL - The Rt. Hon. Sir Nicholas Lyell, QC, MP

LORD ADVOCATE - The Rt. Hon. The Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, QC

SOLICITOR-GENERAL - Sir Derek Spencer, QC, MP

SOLICITOR-GENERAL FOR SCOTLAND - Thomas Sawson, Esq, QC


MINISTERS NOT IN THE CABINET

PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY - The Rt. Hon. Richard Ryder, OBE, MP


MINISTERS OF STATE, FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE -

Minister for Overseas Development - The Rt. Hon. The Baroness Chalker of Wallasey

The Rt. Hon. Douglas Hogg, QC, MP

The Rt. Hon. Tristan Garel-Jones, MP

The Rt. Hon. Alastair Goodlad, MP


MINISTERS OF STATE, HOME OFFICE -

The Rt. Hon. The Earl Ferrers

Peter Lloyds, Esq, MP

Michael Jack, Esq, MP


FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY - Stephen Dorrell, Esq, MP

PAYMASTER GENERAL - The Rt. Hon. Sir John Cope, MP


MINISTERS OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT -

Minister for Housing and Planning - Sir George Young, MP

Minister for Local Government and Inner Cities - John Redwood, Esq, MP

Minister for the Environment and Countryside - David Maclean, Esq, MP


MINISTERS OF STATE, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE -

Minister of State for the Armed Forces - The Rt. Hon. Archibald Hamilton, MP

Minister of State for Defence Procurement - Jonathan Aitken, Esq, MP


MINISTER OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - The Baroness Blatch, CBE


MINISTER OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT - Michael Forsyth, Esq, MP


MINISTERS OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT -

Minister for Aviation and Shipping - The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Caithness

Minister for Public Transport - Roger Freeman, Esq, MP


MINISTER OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY -

Minister for Social Security and Disabled People - The Rt. Hon. Nicholas Scott, MBE, MP


MINISTERS OF STATE, NORTHERN IRELAND OFFICE -

Robert Atkins, Esq, MP

Michael Mates, Esq, MP


MINISTER OF STATE, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD - David Curry, Esq, MP


MINISTER OF STATE, WELSH OFFICE - The Rt. Hon. Sir Wyn Roberts, MP


MINISTERS OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY -

Minister for Industry - The Rt. Hon. Tim Sainsbury, MP

Minister for Trade - Richard Needham, Esq, MP

Minister for Energy - Tim Eggar, Esq, MP


MINISTER OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - Dr. Brian Mawhinney, MP

MINISTER OF STATE, SCOTTISH OFFICE - The Rt. Hon. The Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, QC


DEPARTMENTS OF STATE AND MINISTERS

Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

MINISTER - The Rt. Hon. John Gummer, MP

MINISTER OF STATE - David Curry, Esq, MP

PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIES -

The Earl Howe

The Hon. Nicholas Soames, MP


Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster -

The Rt. Hon. William Waldegrave, MP


Civil Service, Office of the Minister for the -

PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE - The Rt. Hon. John Major, MP

PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE - Robert Jackson, Esq, MP


Defence -

SECRETARY OF STATE - The Rt. Hon. Malcolm Rifkind, QC, MP

MINISTER OF STATE FOR THE ARMED FORCES - The Rt. Hon. Archibald Hamilton, MP

MINISTER OF STATE FOR DEFENCE PROCUREMENT - Jonathan Aitken, Esq, MP

PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - The Lord Cecil of Essenden


Education -

SECRETARY OF STATE - The Rt. Hon. John Patten, MP

MINISTER OF STATE - The Baroness Blatch, CBE

PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARIES OF STATE -

Eric Forth, Esq, MP

Nigel Forman, Esq, MP


Employment -

SECRETARY OF STATE - The Rt. Hon. Gillian Shephard, MP

MINISTER OF STATE - Michael Forsyth, Esq, MP

PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARIES OF STATE -

Patrick McLoughlin, Esq, MP

The Viscount Ullswater


Environment -

SECRETARY OF STATE - The Rt. Hon. Michael Howard, QC, MP

MINISTERS OF STATE -

Minister for Housing and Planning - Sir George Young, MP

Minister for Local Government and Inner Cities - John Redwood, Esq, MP

Minister for the Environment and Countryside - David Maclean, Esq, MP

PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARIES OF STATE -

The Lord Strathclyde

Tony Baldry, Esq, MP

Robin Squire, Esq, MP


Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs -

SECRETARY OF STATE - The Rt. Hon. Douglas Hurd, CBE, MP

MINISTERS OF STATE -

Minister for Overseas Development - The Rt. Hon. The Baroness Chalker of Wallasey

The Rt. Hon. Douglas Hogg, QC, MP

The Rt. Hon. Tristan Garel-Jones, MP

The Rt. Hon. Alistair Goodlad, MP

PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE - The Hon. Mark Lennox-Boyd, MP


Health -

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR HEALTH - The Rt. Hon. Virginia Bottomley, MP

MINISTER OF STATE -

Minister for Health - Dr. Brian Mawhinney, MP

PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARIES OF STATE -

The Hon. Tom Sackville, MP

Tim Yeo, Esq, MP

The Baroness Cumberlege, CBE


Home Office -

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT - The Rt. Hon. Kenneth Clarke, QC, MP

MINISTERS OF STATE -

The Rt. Hon. The Earl Ferrers

Peter Lloyd, Esq, MP

Michael Jack, Esq, MP

PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE - Charles Wardle, Esq, MP


Law Officers' Department -

ATTORNEY-GENERAL - The Rt. Hon. Sir Nicholas Lyell, QC, MP

SOLICITOR-GENERAL - Sir Derek Spencer, QC, MP


Lord Advocate’s Department -

LORD-ADVOCATE - The Rt. Hon. The Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, QC

SOLICITOR-GENERAL FOR SCOTLAND - Thomas Dawson, Esq, QC


Lord Chancellor’s Department -

LORD CHANCELLOR - The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mackay of Clashfern

PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY - John M. Taylor, Esq, MP


National Heritage -

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR NATIONAL HERITAGE - The Rt. Hon. David Mellor, QC, MP

PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE - Robert Key, Esq, MP


Northern Ireland Office -

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR NORTHERN IRELAND - The Rt. Hon. Sir Patrick Mayhew, QC, MP

MINISTERS OF STATE -

Robert Atkins, Esq, MP

Michael Mates, Esq, MP

PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARIES OF STATE -

The Earl of Arran

Jeremy Hanley, Esq, MP


Paymaster General's Office -

PAYMASTER GENERAL - The Rt. Hon. Sir John Cope, MP


Privy Council Office -

LORD PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL AND LEADER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS - The Rt. Hon. Tony Newton, OBE, MP

LORD PRIVY SEAL AND LEADER OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS - The Rt. Hon. The Lord Wakeham


Scottish Office -

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SCOTLAND - The Rt. Hon. Ian Lang, MP

MINISTER OF STATE - The Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, QC

PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARIES OF STATE -

Lord James Douglas Hamilton, MP

Allan Stewart, Esq, MP

Sir Hector Munro, MP


Social Security -

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY - The Rt. Hon. Peter Lilley, MP

MINISTER OF STATE -

Minister for Social Security and Disabled People - The Rt. Hon. Nicholas Scott, MBE, MP

PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARIES OF STATE -

The Lord Henley

Miss Ann Widdecombe, MP

Alistair Burt, Esq, MP


Trade and Industry -

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY AND PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE - The Rt. Hon. Michael Heseltine, MP

MINISTERS OF STATE -

Minister for Industry - The Rt. Hon. Tim Sainsbury, MP

Minister for Trade - Richard Needham, Esq, MP

Minister for Energy - Tim Eggar, Esq, MP

PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CORPORATE AFFAIRS - Neil Hamilton, Esq, MP

PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TECHNOLOGY - Edward Leigh, Esq, MP

PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND SMALL FIRMS - The Baroness Denton, CBE


Transport -

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT - The Rt. Hon. John MacGregor, OBE, MP

MINISTERS OF STATE -

Minister for Aviation and Shipping - The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Caithness

Minister for Public Transport - Roger Freeman, Esq, MP

PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARIES OF STATE -

Kenneth Carlisle, Esq, MP (Minister for Roads and Traffic)

Steve Norris, Esq, MP (Minister for Transport in London)


Treasury -

PRIME MINISTER, FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY AND MINISTER FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE - The Rt. Hon. John Major, MP

CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER - The Rt. Hon. Norman Lamont, MP

CHIEF SECRETARY - The Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo, MP

FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY - Stephen Dorrell, Esq, MP

PAYMASTER GENERAL - The Rt. Hon. Sir John Cope, MP

ECONOMIC SECRETARY - Anthony Nelson, Esq, MP

PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY - The Rt. Hon. Richard Ryder, OBE, MP

LORDS COMMISSIONERS -

Greg Knight, Esq, MP

Irvine Patnick, Esq, OBE, MP

Nicholas Baker, Esq, MP

Timothy Wood, Esq, MP

Timothy Boswell, Esq, MP

ASSISTANT WHIPS -

Timothy Kirkhope, Esq, MP

David Davis, Esq, MP

Andrew Mackay, Esq, MP

Robert G. Hughes, Esq, MP

James Arbuthnot, Esq, MP


Welsh Office -

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WALES - The Rt. Hon. David Hunt, MBE, MP

MINISTER OF STATE - The Rt. Hon. Sir Wyn Roberts, MP

PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE - Gwilym Jones, Esq, MP


Her Majesty's Household

LORD CHAMBERLAIN - The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Airlie, KT, GCVO

LORD STEWARD - The Viscount Ridley, TD

MASTER OF THE HORSE - The Lord Somerleyton

TREASURER - David Heathcoat-Amory, Esq, MP

COMPTROLLER - David Lightbown, Esq, MP

VICE-CHAMBERLAIN - Sydney Chapman, Esq, MP

CAPTAIN OF THE HONOURABLE CORPS OF GENTLEMEN-AT-ARMS - The Rt. Hon. The Lord Hesketh

CAPTAIN OF THE QUEEN'S BODYGUARD OF THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD - The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

LORDS IN WAITING - The Viscount Long, The Viscount Astor, The Viscount St. Davids, The Viscount Goschen

BARONESS IN WAITING - The Rt. Hon. The Baroness Trumpington