Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Pensions

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The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Pensions was a junior Ministerial office at Parliamentary Secretary rank in the British Government, supporting the Minister for Pensions. It was established in 1916 and filled intermittently until 1932. It was established again from 1940, with joint holders from 1951.

In 1944 a separate Ministry of National Insurance was formed and from 1945 until 1951 there was a Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Insurance. The two departments merged in 1953.

In 1966 the department became the Ministry of Social Security, and the title of the Parliamentary Secretary post changed accordingly.

Parliamentary Secretaries to the Minister of Pensions, 1916-1966[edit]

Name Entered office Left office
Arthur Griffith-Boscawen 1916 1919
Sir James Craig, Bt 1919 1920
George Tryon 1920 1922
Vacant 1922 1923
Charles Curtis Craig 1923 1924
Vacant 1924 1924
Hon. George Frederick Stanley 1924 1929
Vacant 1929 1931
Cuthbert Headlam 1931 September 1932
Vacant September 1932 1940
Ellen Wilkinson 1940 1940
The Lord Tryon 1940 1941
Wilfred Paling 1941 1945
Hon. William Sidney 1945 1945
Jennie Adamson 1945 1946
Arthur Blenkinsop 1946 1949
Charles Simmons 1949 1951
John Smyth
and Robin Turton
5 November 1951 18 October 1954
John Smyth
and Ernest Marples
18 October 1954 20 December 1955
Edith Pitt
and Hon. Richard Wood
20 December 1955 14 April 1958
Edith Pitt
and William Fletcher-Vane
14 April 1958 22 October 1959
William Fletcher-Vane
and Patricia Hornsby-Smith
22 October 1959 20 October 1960
Patricia Hornsby-Smith 20 October 1960 28 October 1960
Patricia Hornsby-Smith
and Bernard Braine
28 October 1960 8 February 1961
Patricia Hornsby-Smith
and Richard Sharples
8 February 1961 31 August 1961
Richard Sharples 31 August 1961 9 October 1961
Richard Sharples
and Margaret Thatcher
9 October 1961 16 July 1962
Margaret Thatcher
and Lynch Maydon
16 July 1962 16 October 1964
Harold Davies
and Norman Pentland
20 October 1964 6 August 1966

Parliamentary Secretaries to the Minister of National Insurance, 1945-1951[edit]

Name Entered office Left office
Charles Peat 1945 1945
George Lindgren 1945 1946
Tom Steele 1946 1950
Bernard Taylor 1950 1951

Parliamentary Secretaries to the Minister of Social Security, 1966-1968[edit]

Name Entered office Left office
Harold Davies
and Norman Pentland
6 August 1966 7 January 1967
Norman Pentland
and Charles Loughlin
7 January 1967 1 November 1968