Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs

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The position of Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs was a British ministerial position, subordinate to that of Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, created in 1925 to deal with British relations with the Dominions – Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Newfoundland, and the Irish Free State.

In 1947 the office was replaced by the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations.

Under-Secretaries of State for Dominion Affairs, 1925-47[edit]

Permanent Under-Secretaries of State for Dominion Affairs, 1925-47[edit]

The post lasted as long as the office itself, from 1925 to 1947 with the last Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, Sir Eric Machtig, transferring in 1947 to become the Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, jointly with A. Carter formerly of the India Office.

Name Entered office Left office
Sir Charles Davis 1925 1930
Sir Edward Harding 1930 1939
Sir Eric Machtig (acting) 1939 1940
Sir Cosmo Parkinson 1940 1940
Sir Eric Machtig 1940 1947