Secretary for Mines

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The position of Secretary for Mines is a now defunct office in the United Kingdom Government, associated with the Board of Trade.

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[edit]

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