Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health

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The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health was a junior ministerial office in the United Kingdom Government.

The Ministry of Health was created in 1919 as a reconstruction of the Local Government Board. Local government functions were eventually transferred to the Minster of Housing and Local Government, leaving the Health Ministry in charge of Health proper.

From 1968 it was amalgamated with the Ministry of Social Security under the Secretary of State for Social Services, until a demerger of the Department of Health and Social Security on 25 July 1988.

Parliamentary Secretaries to the Ministry of Health, 1919-1968[edit]

Name Entered office Left office
Hon. Waldorf Astor 24 June 1919 7 April 1921
The Earl of Onslow 7 April 1921 25 May 1923
Lord Eustace Percy 25 May 1923 23 January 1924
Arthur Greenwood 23 January 1924 11 November 1924
Sir Kingsley Wood 11 November 1924 11 June 1929
Susan Lawrence 11 June 1929 22 September 1931
Ernest Simon 22 September 1931 10 November 1931
Ernest Brown 10 November 1931 30 September 1932
Geoffrey Shakespeare 30 September 1932 30 July 1936
Robert Hudson 30 July 1936 28 May 1937
Robert Bernays 28 May 1937 14 July 1939
Florence Horsbrugh 14 July 1939 26 May 1945
Hamilton Kerr 26 May 1945 4 August 1945
Charles Key 4 August 1945 12 February 1947
John Edwards 12 February 1947 1 February 1949
Arthur Blenkinsop 1 February 1949 3 November 1951
Patricia Hornsby-Smith 3 November 1951 18 January 1957
John Vaughan-Morgan 18 January 1957 17 September 1957
Richard Thompson 17 September 1957 22 October 1959
Edith Pitt 22 October 1959 16 July 1962
Bernard Braine 16 July 1962 6 September 1962
Bernard Braine
and the Lord Newton
6 September 24 March 1964
Bernard Braine,
the Lord Newton
and the Marquess of Lothian
24 March 1964 1 April 1964
Bernard Braine
and the Marquess of Lothian
1 April 1964 16 October 1964
Barnett Stross 20 October 1964 24 February 1965
Charles Loughlin 24 February 1965 7 January 1967
Julian Snow 7 January 1967 1 November 1968