Conservative Government 1922–24

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The Conservative government of the United Kingdom that began in 1922 and ended in 1924 consisted of two ministries: the Bonar Law Ministry and then the First Baldwin Ministry.

Cabinets[edit]

Bonar Law's Cabinet, October 1922 – May 1923[edit]

Changes[edit]

  • April 1923 – Griffith-Boscawen resigns as Minister of Health after losing his seat and is succeeded by Neville Chamberlain.

Baldwin’s Cabinet, May 1923 – January 1924[edit]

Changes[edit]

  • August 1923 – Neville Chamberlain took over from Baldwin as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sir William Joynson-Hicks succeeded Chamberlain as Minister of Health. Joynson-Hicks' successor as Financial Secretary to the Treasury was not in the Cabinet.

List of Ministers[edit]

Members of the Cabinet are shown in bold face.

Name Office Dates Notes
Prime Minister,
First Lord of the Treasury
and Leader of the House of Commons
Andrew Bonar Law 23 October 1922 – 20 May 1923  
Stanley Baldwin 22 May 1923 – 22 January 1924
Chancellor of the Exchequer Stanley Baldwin 27 October 1922  
Neville Chamberlain 27 August 1923
Financial Secretary to the Treasury John Waller Hills 6 November 1922  
Archibald Boyd-Carpenter 12 March 1923
Sir William Joynson-Hicks, Bt 25 May 1923
Hon. Walter Guinness 5 October 1923
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury Leslie Orme Wilson 31 October 1922  
Bolton Eyres-Monsell 25 July 1923
Junior Lords of the Treasury Douglas King 31 October 1922 – 22 January 1924  
Albert Buckley 31 October 1922 – 12 March 1923
George Hennessy 11 December 1922 – 22 January 1924
Frederick Thomson 7 February 1923 – 10 April 1923
William Cope 20 March 1923 – 22 January 1924
Patrick Ford 10 April 1923 – 20 December 1923
Sir John Gilmour, Bt 20 December 1923 – 22 January 1924
Lord Chancellor The Viscount Cave 24 October 1922  
Lord President of the Council The Marquess of Salisbury 24 October 1922  
Lord Privy Seal vacant    
Lord Robert Cecil 25 May 1923
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
and Leader of the House of Lords
The Marquess Curzon of Kedleston 24 October 1922  
Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Ronald McNeill 31 October 1922  
Secretary of State for the Home Department William Bridgeman 24 October 1922  
Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department Hon. George Frederick Stanley 31 October 1922  
Godfrey Locker-Lampson 12 March 1923
First Lord of the Admiralty Leo Amery 24 October 1922  
Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty Bolton Eyres-Monsell 31 October 1922  
Archibald Boyd-Carpenter 25 May 1923
Civil Lord of the Admiralty The Marquess of Linlithgow 31 October 1922  
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Sir Robert Sanders 24 October 1922  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries The Earl of Ancaster 31 October 1922 also Deputy Minister of Fisheries
Secretary of State for Air Sir Samuel Hoare, Bt 31 October 1922 entered the Cabinet 25 May 1923
Under-Secretary of State for Air The Duke of Sutherland 31 October 1922  
Secretary of State for the Colonies The Duke of Devonshire 24 October 1922  
Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies Hon. William Ormsby-Gore 31 October 1922  
President of the Board of Education Hon. E. F. L. Wood 24 October 1922  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education Lord Eustace Percy 21 March 1923  
The Earl of Onslow 25 May 1923
Minister of Health Sir Arthur Griffith-Boscawen 24 October 1922  
Neville Chamberlain 7 March 1923
Sir William Joynson-Hicks, Bt 27 August 1923
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health The Earl of Onslow 31 October 1922  
Lord Eustace Percy 25 May 1923
Secretary of State for India The Viscount Peel 24 October 1922  
Under-Secretary of State for India The Earl Winterton 31 October 1922  
Minister of Labour Sir Anderson Montague-Barlow, Bt 31 October 1922  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour Archibald Boyd-Carpenter 6 November 1922  
Henry Betterton 12 March 1923
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster The Marquess of Salisbury 24 October 1922  
J. C. C. Davidson 25 May 1923
Paymaster-General vacant    
Neville Chamberlain 5 February 1923
Sir William Joynson-Hicks, Bt 15 March 1923
Archibald Boyd-Carpenter 25 May 1923
Minister of Pensions George Tryon 31 October 1922  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Pensions Charles Curtis Craig 13 February 1923  
Postmaster General Neville Chamberlain 31 October 1922  
Sir William Joynson-Hicks, Bt 7 March 1923
Sir Laming Worthington-Evans 28 May 1923
Secretary for Scotland The Viscount Novar 24 October 1922  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health for Scotland James Kidd 31 October 1922  
Walter Elliot 15 January 1923
President of the Board of Trade Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame 24 October 1922  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade Viscount Wolmer 31 October 1922  
Secretary for Overseas Trade Sir William Joynson-Hicks, Bt 31 October 1922  
Albert Buckley 12 March 1923
none 18 November 1923
Secretary for Mines George Lane-Fox 6 November 1922  
Minister of Transport Sir John Baird, Bt 31 October 1922  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport Wilfrid Ashley 31 October 1922  
John Moore-Brabazon 8 October 1923
Secretary of State for War The Earl of Derby 24 October 1922  
Under-Secretary of State for War Hon. Walter Guinness 31 October 1922  
Wilfrid Ashley 8 October 1923
Financial Secretary to the War Office Stanley Jackson 31 October 1922  
Rupert Gwynne 15 March 1923
First Commissioner of Works Sir John Baird, Bt 31 October 1922  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Office of Works Wilfrid Ashley 31 October 1922  
none 8 October 1923
Attorney General Sir Douglas Hogg 24 October 1922  
Solicitor General Sir Thomas Inskip 31 October 1922  
Lord Advocate William Watson 24 November 1922  
Solicitor General for Scotland David Fleming 6 November 1922  
Frederick Thomson 5 April 1923
Lord Steward of the Household The Earl of Shaftesbury 20 November 1922  
Lord Chamberlain of the Household The Earl of Cromer 20 November 1922  
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household Douglas Hacking 20 November 1922  
Treasurer of the Household George Gibbs 6 November 1922  
Comptroller of the Household Harry Barnston 31 October 1922  
Assistant Whips[2] Richard Foulis Roundell 27 November 1922 – 22 January 1924  
Philip Colfox 27 November 1922 – 10 December 1923
Master of the Horse The Marquess of Bath 20 November 1922  
Captain of the Gentlemen-at-Arms The Earl of Clarendon 20 November 1922  
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard The Lord Hylton 20 November 1922  
Lords in Waiting The Viscount Valentia 20 November 1922 – 22 January 1924  
The Lord Somerleyton 20 November 1922 – 22 January 1924
The Earl of Bradford 20 November 1922 – 22 January 1924
The Earl of Lucan 20 November 1922 – 22 January 1924
The Earl of Malmesbury 20 November 1922 – 22 January 1924
The Earl of Albemarle 20 November 1922 – 22 January 1924
Preceded by
Lloyd George Ministry
Government of the United Kingdom
1922–1924
Succeeded by
First MacDonald Ministry

References[edit]

  • D. Butler and G. Butler (ed.). Twentieth Century British Political Facts 1900–2000. 
  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 32892. p. 9107. 28 December 1923. Retrieved 20 August 2008.
  2. ^ J C Sainty 'Assistant Whips 1922-1964' in Parliamentary History Vol 4 (1985) pp 201-04