Minister of Transport and Communications (Norway)

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Minister of Transport and Communications of Norway
Samferdselsministeren
Statsikon.svg
Ketil solvik olsen.jpg
Incumbent
Ketil Solvik-Olsen

since 16 October 2013
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Member of Council of State
Seat Oslo
Nominator Prime Minister
Appointer Monarch
with approval of Parliament
Term length No fixed length
Constituting instrument Constitution of Norway
Precursor Minister of the Interior
Formation 22 February 1946
First holder Nils Langhelle
Deputy State secretaries at the Ministry of Transport and Communications
Website Official website

The Minister of Transport and Communications (Norwegian: Samferdelsministeren)[1] is a Councillor of State and Chief of the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications. Since 16 October 2013, the position has been held by Ketil Solvik-Olsen of the Progress Party.[2] The ministry is responsible for policy and public operations within postal services, telecommunications, civil aviation, public roads, rail transport and public transport, including ferry services that are part of national roads and coastal transport infrastructure.[3] The ministry has seven agencies and four limited companies, including the airport operator Avinor, the Norwegian National Rail Administration, the Norwegian State Railways, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Norway Post. There are also inspectorates and authorities related to accident investigation, civil aviation, post and telecommunications, and railways.[4][5]

The position was created with the ministry on 22 February 1946, when Nils Langhelle (Labour) was appointed.[6] The ministry and minister position were split out from the Ministry of Labour.[7] Twenty-eight people have held the position, representing six parties. Sixteen people have represented the Labour Party, five the Centre Party, two each the Christian Democratic Party, the Conservative Party and the Liberal Party and one for the Progess Party. The longest-sitting minister is Kjell Opseth (Labour) who sat a week short of six years.[8] Lars Leiro (Centre) sat for only four weeks, giving him the shortest tenure.[9] He both succeeded and preceded Trygve Bratteli,[10][11] the only person to have held the position twice and the only officeholder to later become Prime Minister.[12]

Key[edit]

The following lists the minister, their party, date of assuming and leaving office, their tenure in years and days, and the cabinet they served in.

      Labour Party
      Centre Party
      Conservative Party
      Christian Democratic Party
      Liberal Pary
      Progress Pary

Ministers[edit]

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet Ref
27540 Nils Langhelle.jpg Langhelle, NilsNils Langhelle Labour 22 February 1946 5 January 1952 5 years, 318 days Gerhardsen II
Torp
[6][13]
Pettersen, Jakob MartinJakob Martin Pettersen Labour 5 January 1952 22 January 1955 3 years, 17 days Torp [13]
Varmann, KolbjørnKolbjørn Varmann Labour 22 January 1955 23 April 1960 5 years, 92 days Gerhardsen III [10]
24999 Trygve Bratteli.jpg Bratteli, TrygveTrygve Bratteli Labour 23 April 1960 28 August 1963 3 years, 128 days Gerhardsen III [10]
Leiro, LarsLars Leiro Centre 28 August 1963 25 September 1963 0 years, 28 days Lyng [9]
24999 Trygve Bratteli.jpg Bratteli, TrygveTrygve Bratteli Labour 25 September 1963 17 January 1964 0 years, 115 days Gerhardsen IV [11]
Himle, ErikErik Himle Labour 17 January 1964 12 October 1965 1 year, 269 days Gerhardsen IV [11]
8684 Håkon Kyllingmark.jpg Kyllingmark, HåkonHåkon Kyllingmark Conservative 12 October 1965 17 March 1971 5 years, 157 days Borten [14]
Steen Reiulf 2007.jpg Steen, ReiulfReiulf Steen Labour 17 March 1971 18 August 1972 1 year, 155 days Bratteli I [12]
Austrheim, JohnJohn Austrheim Centre 18 August 1972 16 October 1973 1 year, 60 days Korvald [15]
Lorentzen, AnnemarieAnnemarie Lorentzen Labour 16 October 1973 16 January 1976 2 years, 93 days Bratteli II [16]
Christiansen, RagnarRagnar Christiansen Labour 16 January 1976 11 October 1978 2 years, 269 days Nordli [17]
Jordahl, AsbjørnAsbjørn Jordahl Labour 11 October 1978 8 October 1979 0 years, 363 days Nordli [17]
Bye, RonaldRonald Bye Labour 8 October 1979 14 October 1981 2 years, 7 days Nordli
Brundtland I
[17][18]
Koppernæs, IngerInger Koppernæs Conservative 14 October 1981 8 June 1983 1 year, 248 days Willoch I [19]
Jakobsen, Johan J.Johan J. Jakobsen Centre 8 June 1983 9 May 1986 2 years, 336 days Willoch II [19]
Borgen, KjellKjell Borgen Labour 9 May 1986 13 June 1988 2 years, 36 days Brundtland II [20]
William Engseth.jpg Engseth, WilliamWilliam Engseth Labour 13 June 1988 16 October 1989 1 year, 126 days Brundtland II [20]
Lie, Lars GunnarLars Gunnar Lie Christian Democratic 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 1 year, 19 days Syse [21]
Kjell Opseth 2007 04 19.jpg Opseth, KjellKjell Opseth Labour 3 November 1990 25 October 1996 5 years, 357 days Brundtland III [8]
Rønbeck, SisselSissel Rønbeck Labour 25 October 1996 17 October 1997 0 years, 358 days Jagland [22]
Odd Einar Dørum (bilde 01).jpg Dørum, Odd EinarOdd Einar Dørum Liberal 17 October 1997 15 March 1999 1 year, 150 days Bondevik I [23]
Fjærvoll, Dag JosteinDag Jostein Fjærvoll Christian Democratic 15 March 1999 21 March 2000 1 year, 7 days Bondevik I [23]
Terje Moe Gustavsen 01.jpg Gustavsen, Terje MoeTerje Moe Gustavsen Labour 21 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 213 days Stoltenberg I [24]
Torild Skogsholm.jpg Skogsholm, TorildTorild Skogsholm Liberal 19 October 2001 17 October 2005 3 years, 364 days Bondevik II [25]
Liv Signe Navarsete (Senterpartiet).jpg Navarsete, Liv SigneLiv Signe Navarsete Centre 17 October 2005 20 October 2009 4 years, 4 days Stoltenberg II [26]
Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa.JPG Kleppa, Magnhild MeltveitMagnhild Meltveit Kleppa Centre 20 October 2009 18 June 2012 2 years, 242 days Stoltenberg II [26]
Marit Arnstad.jpg Arnstad, MaritMarit Arnstad Centre 18 June 2012 16 October 2013 1 year, 20 days Stoltenberg II [26]
Ketil solvik olsen.jpg Solvik-Olsen, KetilKetil Solvik-Olsen Progress 16 October 2013 present 1 year, 66 days Solberg [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samferdselsminister Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Erna Solberg's Government". Government.no. 16 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "About the ministry". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Subordinate agencies and enterprises". Government.no. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Subordinate enterprises". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Einar Gerhardsen's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Norwegian Government Ministries since 1945". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Third Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "John Lyng's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c "Einar Gerhardsen's Third Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c "Einar Gerhardsen's Fourth Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Trygve Bratteli's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Oscar Torp's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "Per Borten's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "Lars Korvald's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  16. ^ "Trygve Bratteli's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  17. ^ a b c "Odvar Nordli's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  18. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  19. ^ a b "Odvar Nordli's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  20. ^ a b "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  21. ^ "Jan Syse's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  22. ^ "Thorbjørn Jagland's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  23. ^ a b "Kjell Magne Bondevik's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  24. ^ "Jens Stoltenberg's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  25. ^ "Kjell Magne Bondevik's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  26. ^ a b c "Jens Stoltenberg's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.