Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour

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Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour was a junior position within the British government, subordinate to the Minister of Labour. It was established in December 1916, at the same time as the Ministry of Labour. When the Ministry of Labour was renamed the Ministry of Labour and National Service in 1939, the position was consequently renamed Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour and National Service. When the Ministry resumed its former name in 1959, the office once again became named Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour. The post was abolished in 1964.

Parliamentary Secretaries to the Ministry of Labour, 1916-1939[edit]

Name Took office Left office Political party
William Bridgeman 1916 1919 Conservative
George Wardle 1919 1920 Labour
Sir Anderson Montague-Barlow 1920 1922 Conservative
Archibald Boyd-Carpenter 1922 1923 Conservative
Henry Betterton 1923 1924 Conservative
Margaret Bondfield 1924 1924 Labour
Henry Betterton 1924 1929 Conservative
Jack Lawson 1929 1931 Labour
Milner Gray 1931 1931 Liberal
Robert Hudson 1931 1935 Conservative
Anthony Muirhead 1935 1937 Conservative
R. A. Butler 1937 1938 Conservative
Alan Lennox-Boyd 1937 1939 Conservative

Parliamentary Secretaries to the Ministry of Labour and National Service, 1939-1959[edit]

Name Took office Left office Political party
Ralph Assheton 1939 1942 Conservative
George Tomlinson 1941 1945 Labour
Malcolm McCorquodale 1942 1945 Conservative
Ness Edwards 1945 1950 Labour
Fred Lee 1950 1951 Labour
Sir Peter Bennett 1951 1952 Conservative
Harold Watkinson 1952 1955 Conservative
Robert Carr 1955 1958 Conservative
Hon. Richard Wood 1958 1959 Conservative

Parliamentary Secretaries to the Ministry of Labour, 1959-1964[edit]

Name Took office Left office Political party
Peter Thomas 1959 1961 Conservative
Alan Green 1961 1962 Conservative
William Whitelaw 1962 1964 Conservative