Secretary for Mines
In 1929, the department took over responsibility for petroleum.
In 1940, the department was divided with Geoffrey Lloyd and Sir Alfred Faulkner becoming respectively Secretary and Permanent Under-Secretary for Petroleum and David Grenfell and Sir Alfred Hurst respectively Secretary and Permanent Under-Secretary for Mines.
On 11 June 1942, both these sub-departments of the Board of Trade were transferred to the new Ministry of Fuel and Power, which itself has been merged into later departments.
Secretaries for Mines, 1920-1945
|Name||Entered office||Left office|
|William Bridgeman||22 August 1920||6 November 1922|
|George Lane-Fox||6 November 1922||23 January 1924|
|Manny Shinwell||23 January 1924||11 November 1924|
|George Lane-Fox||11 November 1924||13 January 1928|
|Douglas King||13 January 1928||1 June 1929|
|Ben Turner||1 June 1929||5 June 1930|
|Manny Shinwell||5 June 1930||3 September 1931|
|Isaac Foot||3 September 1931||30 September 1932|
|Ernest Brown||30 September 1932||18 June 1935|
|Harry Crookshank||18 June 1935||21 April 1939|
|Geoffrey Lloyd||21 April 1939||15 May 1940|
|David Grenfell||15 May 1940||1945|
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