Ministry of Aviation

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For the Nigerian ministry, see Nigerian Federal Ministry of Aviation.
For the Nazi German ministry, see Ministry of Aviation (Nazi Germany).
Not to be confused with Air Ministry.

The Ministry of Aviation was a department of the United Kingdom government established in 1959. Its responsibilities included the regulation of civil aviation and the supply of military aircraft, which it took on from the Ministry of Supply.

In 1967, the Ministry of Aviation merged into the Ministry of Technology[1] which took on the supply of military aircraft, while regulatory responsibilities were switched to the Board of Trade.

Ministers of Aviation[edit]

Parliamentary Secretaries[edit]

Permanent Secretaries[edit]


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  2. ^ a b c d e f g David Butler and Gareth Butler, Twentieth Century British Political Facts 1900-2000, Macmillan 2000, p. 27.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Butler and Butler, p. 58.
  4. ^ a b c d e Butler and Butler, p. 30.
  5. ^ a b c d e Butler and Butler, p. 301.
  6. ^ Flight International, no. 2756, vol. 81, 4 January 1962, p. 2.