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Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

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Non-permanent and parliamentary under-secretaries, 1782-present

  • April 1782: Evan Nepean
    Evan Nepean
    Sir Evan Nepean, 1st Baronet PC was a British politician and colonial administrator.-Early career:...

  • April 1782: Thomas Orde
    Thomas Orde-Powlett, 1st Baron Bolton
    Thomas Orde-Powlett, 1st Baron Bolton PC was born Thomas Orde, son of John Orde of Morpeth, Northumberland. He was educated at Eton and at King's College, Cambridge, graduating Master of Arts in 1773....

  • July 1782: Henry Strachey
    Sir Henry Strachey, 1st Baronet
    Sir Henry Strachey, 1st Baronet was a British civil servant and politician.Strachey was the eldest son of Henry Strachey, of Sutton Court, Somerset, and his first wife Helen, daughter of Robert Clerk, a Scottish physician. His grandfather was the geologist John Strachey and his great-grandfather...

  • April 1783: George North
    George North, 3rd Earl of Guilford
    George Augustus North, 3rd Earl of Guilford , known as the Honourable George North until 1790 and as Lord North from 1790 to 1792, was a British politician....

  • February 1784: Hon. John Townshend
    John Townshend, 2nd Viscount Sydney
    John Thomas Townshend, 2nd Viscount Sydney of St Leonards was a British peer.He was the son of Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney of St Leonards and Elizabeth Powys. On 13 April 1790 he married Hon. Sophia Southwell, daughter of Edward Southwell, 20th Baron de Clifford. They had one child;*Hon...

  • June 1789: Scrope Bernard
    Sir Scrope Bernard-Morland, 4th Baronet
    Sir Scrope Bernard-Morland, 4th Baronet was a British politician and baronet.-Background:Born Scrope Bernard in Pestel Amberg in New Jersey, he was the sixth and youngest son of Sir Francis Bernard, 1st Baronet and Amelia Offley, daughter of Stephen Offley. In 1818, he succeeded his older brother...

  • July 1794: The Hon. Thomas Brodrick
  • March 1796: Charles Greville
  • March 1798: William Wickham
  • February 1801: Edward Finch Hatton
  • August 1801: Sir George Shee, Bt
  • August 1803: Reginald Pole-Carew
    Reginald Pole Carew
    Reginald Pole Carew was a British politician.Rt. Hon. Reginald Pole-Carew was born 28 July 1753, the son of Reginald Pole and Anne Buller. He lived at Antony House, Cornwall.-Career:...

  • July 1804: John Henry Smyth
  • February 1806: Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn
  • November 1807: Hon. Charles Jenkinson
    Charles Jenkinson, 3rd Earl of Liverpool
    Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson, 3rd Earl of Liverpool GCB, PC , styled The Honourable Charles Jenkinson between 1786 and 1828, was a British politician.-Background:...

  • February 1810: Henry Goulburn
    Henry Goulburn
    Henry Goulburn PC FRS was an English Conservative statesman and a member of the Peelite faction after 1846.-Background and education:...

  • August 1812: John Hiley Addington
    John Hiley Addington
    John Hiley Addington was a British Tory Party politician.-Background and education:Addington was the second son of Anthony Addington and his wife Mary, daughter of Haviland John Hiley. His older brother was Henry Addington, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and under whose...

  • April 1818: Henry Clive
  • January 1822: George Robert Dawson
    George Robert Dawson
    George Robert Dawson PC , was an Anglo-Irish Tory politician.-Background and education:Dawson was born at Castledawson, County Londonderry, Ireland, the son of Arthur Dawson, who represented Banagher, Midleton and Newtownards in the Irish Parliament, and Catherine Tyrone...

  • April 1827: Spencer Perceval
    Spencer Perceval (junior)
    Spencer Perceval was a British Member of Parliament, the eldest son of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval and Jane Wilson....

  • July 1827: Thomas Spring Rice
  • January 1828: William Yates Peel
    William Yates Peel
    William Yates Peel , was a British Tory politician.Peel was the second son of Sir Robert Peel, 1st Baronet, and his first wife Ellen . He was the younger brother of Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet, and the elder brother of Jonathan Peel. He was educated at Harrow and St John's College,...

  • August 1830: Sir George Clerk
  • November 1830: Hon. George Lamb
  • January 1834: Viscount Howick
    Henry Grey, 3rd Earl Grey
    Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey , known as Viscount Howick from 1807 until 1845, was an English statesman.-Background:Grey was the eldest son of Prime Minister Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by his wife the Hon...

  • July 1834: Edward Stanley
    Edward Stanley, 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley
    Edward John Stanley, 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley PC , known as The Lord Eddisbury between 1848 and 1850, was a British politician.-Background:...

  • January 1835: William Gregson
  • April 1835: Fox Maule
  • June 1841: Lord Seymour
    Edward Seymour, 12th Duke of Somerset
    Sir Edward Adolphus Seymour , 12th Duke of Somerset, etc. KG, PC , styled Baron Seymour until 1855, was a British Whig aristocrat and politician, who served in various cabinet positions in the mid-19th century...

  • September 1841: John Manners-Sutton
    John Manners-Sutton, 3rd Viscount Canterbury
    John Henry Thomas Manners-Sutton, 3rd Viscount Canterbury KCB, GCMG , known as the Honourable Sir John Manners-Sutton between 1866 and 1869, was a British Tory politician and colonial administrator....

  • July 1846: Sir William Somerville, Bt
    William Somerville, 1st Baron Athlumney
    William Meredyth Somerville, 1st Baron Athlumney PC , known as Sir William Somerville, Bt, between 1831 and 1863, was a British Liberal politician.-Background and education:...

  • July 1847: Sir Denis Le Marchant, Bt
    Sir Denis Le Marchant, 1st Baronet
    Sir Denis Le Marchant, 1st Baronet , was a British barrister, civil servant, writer and Whig politician.-Background and education:...

  • May 1848: Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Bt
  • July 1850: Edward Pleydell-Bouverie
    Edward Pleydell-Bouverie
    Edward Pleydell-Bouverie PC, FRS , styled The Honourable from 1828, was a British Liberal politician. He was a member of Lord Palmerston's first administration as Paymaster-General and Vice-President of the Board of Trade in 1855 and as President of the Poor Law Board between 1855 and...

  • February 1852: Sir William Jolliffe, Bt
    William Jolliffe, 1st Baron Hylton
    William George Hylton Jolliffe, 1st Baron Hylton PC , known as Sir William Jolliffe, Bt, between 1821 and 1866, was a British soldier and Conservative politician...

  • December 1852: Henry Fitzroy
    Henry Fitzroy (statesman)
    Henry FitzRoy was a British politician of the mid-nineteenth century.-Background:FitzRoy was second son of Lieutenant-General George FitzRoy, 2nd Baron Southampton, by his second wife Frances Isabella, daughter of Lord Robert Seymour...

  • February 1855: William Cowper
    William Cowper-Temple, 1st Baron Mount Temple
    William Francis Cowper-Temple, 1st Baron Mount Temple PC , known as William Cowper before 1869 and as William Cowper-Temple between 1869 and 1880, was a British Liberal Party politician and statesman....

  • August 1855: William Nathaniel Massey
    William Nathaniel Massey
    William Nathaniel Massey was a British barrister, author and Liberal politician.Massey studied law, being admitted as a student at the Inner Temple in 1826, and was called to the bar in 1844...

  • February 1858: Gathorne Hardy
  • June 1859: George Clive
    George Clive (Liberal politician)
    George Clive DL JP was a British barrister, magistrate and Liberal politician.-Background and education:A member of the Clive family headed by the Earl of Powis, George Clive was the son of Edward Clive and great-grandson of Reverend Benjamin Clive, uncle of Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive . His...

  • November 1862: Henry Bruce
    Henry Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare
    Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare GCB, PC, FRS was a British Liberal Party politician, who served in government most notably as Home Secretary and as Lord President of the Council....

  • April 1864: Thomas Baring
    Thomas Baring, 1st Earl of Northbrook
    Thomas George Baring, 1st Earl of Northbrook PC, GCSI, FRS , was a British Liberal politician and statesman...

  • May 1866: Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen
    Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st Baron Brabourne
    Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st Baron Brabourne PC , was a British Liberal politician. He served as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department under Lord Russell in 1866 and under William Ewart Gladstone from 1868 to 1871 and was also Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies under...

  • July 1866: The Earl Belmore
    Somerset Lowry-Corry, 4th Earl Belmore
    Somerset Richard Lowry-Corry, 4th Earl Belmore GCMG, PC , styled as Viscount Corry from 1841 to 1845, was an Irish nobleman and Conservative politician.-Background and education:...

  • August 1867: Sir James Fergusson, Bt
    Sir James Fergusson, 6th Baronet
    Sir James Fergusson, 6th Baronet GCSI, PC was a British soldier, Conservative politician and colonial administrator.-Background and education:...

  • August 1868: Sir Michael Hicks Beach, Bt
  • December 1868: Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen
    Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st Baron Brabourne
    Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st Baron Brabourne PC , was a British Liberal politician. He served as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department under Lord Russell in 1866 and under William Ewart Gladstone from 1868 to 1871 and was also Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies under...

  • January 1871: George Shaw-Lefevre
    George Shaw-Lefevre, 1st Baron Eversley
    George John Shaw-Lefevre, 1st Baron Eversley PC, DL was a British Liberal Party politician. In a ministerial career that spanned thirty years, he was twice First Commissioner of Works and also served as Postmaster General and President of the Local Government Board.-Background and...

  • March 1871: Henry Winterbotham
  • February 1874: Sir Henry Selwin-Ibbetson, Bt
    Henry Selwin-Ibbetson, 1st Baron Rookwood
    Henry John Selwin-Ibbetson, 1st Baron Rookwood , known as Sir Henry Selwin-Ibbetson, Bt, from 1869 to 1892, was a British Conservative politician...

  • April 1878: Sir Matthew White Ridley, Bt
  • April 1880: Arthur Peel
    Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel
    Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel PC , was a British Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1865 to 1895...

  • January 1881: Leonard Courtney
    Leonard Courtney, 1st Baron Courtney of Penwith
    Leonard Henry Courtney, 1st Baron Courtney of Penwith PC was a British politician, academic and man of letters...

  • August 1881: The Earl of Rosebery
    Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery
    Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, KG, PC was a British Liberal statesman and Prime Minister. Between the death of his father, in 1851, and the death of his grandfather, the 4th Earl, in 1868, he was known by the courtesy title of Lord Dalmeny.Rosebery was a Liberal Imperialist who...

  • June 1883: J. T. Hibbert
  • December 1884: Henry Fowler
    Henry Fowler, 1st Viscount Wolverhampton
    Henry Hartley Fowler, 1st Viscount Wolverhampton PC , was a British solicitor and Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1880 until 1908 when he was raised to the peerage...

  • June 1885: Charles Stuart-Wortley
    Charles Stuart-Wortley, 1st Baron Stuart of Wortley
    Charles Beilby Stuart-Wortley, 1st Baron Stuart of Wortley PC , was a British Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1880 until 1916, shortly before he was raised to the peerage...

  • February 1886: Henry Broadhurst
    Henry Broadhurst
    Henry Broadhurst was a leading early British trade unionist and a Lib-Lab politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1885 and 1906....

  • August 1886: Charles Stuart-Wortley
    Charles Stuart-Wortley, 1st Baron Stuart of Wortley
    Charles Beilby Stuart-Wortley, 1st Baron Stuart of Wortley PC , was a British Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1880 until 1916, shortly before he was raised to the peerage...

  • August 1892: Herbert Gladstone
    Herbert Gladstone, 1st Viscount Gladstone
    Herbert John Gladstone, 1st Viscount Gladstone GCB, GCMG, GBE, PC, JP was a British Liberal statesman. The youngest son of William Ewart Gladstone, he was Home Secretary from 1905 to 1910 and Governor-General of the Union of South Africa from 1910 to 1914.-Background and education:Gladstone was...

  • March 1894: George W. E. Russell
  • June 1895: Jesse Collings
    Jesse Collings
    Jesse Collings was Mayor of Birmingham, England, a Liberal member of Parliament, but was best known nationally in the UK as an advocate of educational reform and land reform.-Background:...

  • August 1902: Thomas Cochrane
  • December 1905: Herbert Samuel
    Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel
    Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel GCB OM GBE PC was a British politician and diplomat.-Early years:...

  • July 1909: Charles Masterman
  • February 1912: Ellis Ellis-Griffith
    Sir Ellis Ellis-Griffith, 1st Baronet
    Sir Ellis Jones Ellis-Griffith, 1st Baronet PC KC , was a British barrister and Liberal politician.Born in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Ellis-Griffith was the son of Thomas Morris Griffith, a builder...

  • February 1915: Cecil Harmsworth
  • May 1915: William Brace
    William Brace
    William Brace was a Welsh trade unionist and Labour politician. Born in Risca, in the coal-mining district of Monmouthshire, he was one of six children of Thomas and Anne Brace. Brace briefly attended school before starting work at the local colliery, aged 12...

  • January 1919: Sir Hamar Greenwood
    Hamar Greenwood, 1st Viscount Greenwood
    Hamar Greenwood, 1st Viscount Greenwood PC, KC , known as Sir Hamar Greenwood, Bt, between 1915 and 1929 and as The Lord Greenwood between 1929 and 1937, was a Canadian-born British lawyer and politician...

  • April 1919: John Baird
    John Baird, 1st Viscount Stonehaven
    John Lawrence Baird, 1st Viscount Stonehaven, GCMG, DSO, PC, JP, DL , known as Sir John Baird, Bt, between 1920 and 1925 and as The Lord Stonehaven between 1925 and 1928, was a British Conservative politician, who served as a Member of Parliament, government minister, and was later the eighth...

  • October 1922: George Frederick Stanley
    George Frederick Stanley
    Lieutenant-Colonel Sir George Frederick Stanley GCSI GCIE CMG was a British soldier and Conservative Party politician who served as a member of the UK Parliament for Preston and later, Willesdon East...

  • March 1923: Godfrey Locker-Lampson
    Godfrey Locker-Lampson
    Godfrey Lampson Tennyson Locker-Lampson MP PC was a British Conservative politician, poet and essayist.-Birth and education:...

  • January 1924: Rhys John Davies
  • November 1924: Godfrey Locker-Lampson
    Godfrey Locker-Lampson
    Godfrey Lampson Tennyson Locker-Lampson MP PC was a British Conservative politician, poet and essayist.-Birth and education:...

  • December 1925: Douglas Hacking
    Douglas Hacking, 1st Baron Hacking
    Douglas Hewitt Hacking, 1st Baron Hacking OBE, JP, PC was a British Conservative politician.Educated at Giggleswick School and Manchester University, he was commissioned in the East Lancashire Regiment in August 1914; served two years in France...

  • November 1927: Sir Vivian Henderson
    Vivian Henderson
    Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Vivian Leonard Henderson MC was a British army officer and Conservative Party politician who was elected to the House of Commons three times, for three different constituencies....

  • June 1929: Alfred Short
    Alfred Short
    Alfred Short was a British trades unionist and Labour politician, Member of Parliament for Wednesbury from 1918 to 1931, and for Doncaster from 1935 until 1938....

  • September 1931: Oliver Stanley
    Oliver Stanley
    Oliver Frederick George Stanley MC, PC was a prominent British Conservative politician who held many ministerial posts before his early death when it was expected he would soon assume higher office....

  • February 1933: Douglas Hacking
    Douglas Hacking, 1st Baron Hacking
    Douglas Hewitt Hacking, 1st Baron Hacking OBE, JP, PC was a British Conservative politician.Educated at Giggleswick School and Manchester University, he was commissioned in the East Lancashire Regiment in August 1914; served two years in France...

  • June 1935: Harry Crookshank
    Harry Crookshank, 1st Viscount Crookshank
    Harry Frederick Comfort Crookshank, 1st Viscount Crookshank CH, PC , was a British Conservative politician. He was Minister of Health between 1951 and 1952 and Leader of the House of Commons between 1951 and 1952....

  • June 1934: Euan Wallace
    Euan Wallace
    Captain David Euan Wallace, MC, MP, PC was a British Conservative politician who briefly served as Minister of Transport during World War II...

  • November 1935: Geoffrey Lloyd
  • June 1939: Osbert Peake
    Osbert Peake, 1st Viscount Ingleby
    Osbert Peake, 1st Viscount Ingleby PC was a British Conservative Party politician. He served as Minister of National Insurance and then as Minister of Pensions and National Insurance from 1951 to 1955....

     (check date)
  • October 1944: The Earl of Munster
    Geoffrey FitzClarence, 5th Earl of Munster
    Sir Geoffrey William Richard Hugh FitzClarence, 5th Earl of Munster KBE PC , was a British peer and Conservative politician....

  • August 1945: George Oliver
    George Oliver (politician)
    George Harold Oliver QC was a British engineer, barrister and politician who was for a long time Member of Parliament for Ilkeston and served briefly as a junior government minister.-Early career:...

  • October 1947: Kenneth Younger
    Kenneth Younger
    Sir Kenneth Gilmour Younger KBE was a British Labour politician and barrister who served in junior government posts during the Attlee government and was an opposition spokesman under Hugh Gaitskell but retired from Parliament early, disillusioned by party politics.-Family:Younger was the son of...

  • March 1950: Geoffrey de Freitas
    Geoffrey de Freitas
    Sir Geoffrey Stanley de Freitas was a British politician and diplomat. For many years a Labour Member of Parliament, he also served as British High Commissioner in Accra and Nairobi, and later as President of the Council of Europe....

  • November 1951: David Llewellyn
    David Llewellyn
    David Llewellyn may refer to:*David Llewellyn , member of the Parliament of Tasmania*David Llewellyn , British Member of Parliament for Cardiff North 1950–1959...

     (to Oct 1952)
  • February 1952: Sir Hugh Lucas-Tooth, Bt (to Dec 1955)
  • November 1952: The Lord Lloyd
    Alexander Lloyd, 2nd Baron Lloyd
    Alexander David Frederick Lloyd, 2nd Baron Lloyd , was a British Conservative politician.Lloyd was the only son of George Lloyd, 1st Baron Lloyd, and his wife the Hon. Blanche Isabella . He succeeded his father in the barony in 1941 and took his seat on the Conservative benches in the House of Lords...

     (to October 1954)
  • October 1954: The Lord Mancroft
    Stormont Mancroft, 2nd Baron Mancroft
    Stormont Mancroft Samuel Mancroft, 2nd Baron Mancroft KBE , was a British Conservative politician.Mancroft was the son of Arthur Michael Samuel, 1st Baron Mancroft, and Phoebe Fletcher. In 1925 he assumed by deed poll the surname of Mancroft...

  • January 1957: Patricia Hornsby-Smith
    Patricia Hornsby-Smith
    Margaret Patricia Hornsby-Smith, Baroness Hornsby-Smith, was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.-Early life and education:...

     (jointly) (to October 1959)
  • January 1957: Jocelyn Simon (jointly) (to January 1958)
  • January 1958: David Renton
    David Renton, Baron Renton
    David Lockhart-Mure Renton, Baron Renton, KBE, QC, TD, DL, PC was a British politician. He served for over 60 years in Parliament, 34 in the House of Commons and then 28 in the House of Lords...

     (jointly) (to June 1961)
  • October 1959: Dennis Vosper (jointly) (to October 1960)
  • February 1961: The Earl Bathurst
    Henry Bathurst, 8th Earl Bathurst
    Henry Allen John, 8th Earl Bathurst DL , known as Lord Apsley from 1942 to 1943, was a British Peer, soldier and Conservative politician. He was most recently known for an altercation with Prince William....

     (jointly) (to July 1962)
  • June 1961: Charles Fletcher-Cooke
    Charles Fletcher-Cooke
    Charles Fletcher Fletcher-Cooke, QC was a British politician.Fletcher-Cooke was educated at Malvern College and Peterhouse, Cambridge where he was president of the Cambridge Union in 1936. He became a barrister and was called to the bar by Lincoln's Inn in 1938, later becoming a Queen's Counsel...

     (jointly) (to February 1963)
  • July 1962: Christopher Montague Woodhouse (jointly) (to October 1964)
  • March 1963: Mervyn Pike
    Mervyn Pike
    Irene Mervyn Parnicott Pike, Baroness Pike, commonly known as Mervyn Pike, DBE was a British Conservative politician....

     (jointly) (to October 1964)
  • October 1964: The Lord Stonham
    Victor Collins, Baron Stonham
    Victor John Collins, Baron Stonham PC was a British Labour Party politician.Born in Whitechapel, London, he was elected at the 1945 general election as Member of Parliament for Taunton, in Somerset. He lost his seat at the 1950, to the Conservative Henry Hopkinson...

     (jointly) (to August 1967)
  • October 1964: George Thomas
    George Thomas, 1st Viscount Tonypandy
    Thomas George Thomas, 1st Viscount Tonypandy PC was a British Labour Party politician and Speaker of the House of Commons. Born in Port Talbot, Wales, he initially worked as a teacher in both London and Cardiff...

     (jointly) (to April 1966)
  • April 1966: Maurice Foley
    Maurice Foley (politician)
    Maurice Anthony Foley was a British Labour Party politician. He was elected as Member of Parliament for West Bromwich at a by-election in 1963, and represented the constituency until his resignation from the House of Commons in 1973...

     (jointly) (to January 1967)
  • April 1966: Dick Taverne (jointly) (to April 1968)
  • January 1967: David Ennals (jointly) (to November 1968)
  • April 1968: Elystan Morgan
    Elystan Morgan
    Dafydd Elystan Elystan-Morgan, Baron Elystan-Morgan , known as Elystan Morgan, is a Welsh politician.Morgan was educated at Ardwyn Grammar School, Aberystwyth and the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth...

     (jointly) (to June 1970)
  • November 1968: Merlyn Rees (jointly) (to June 1970)
  • June 1970: Mark Carlisle
    Mark Carlisle
    Mark Carlisle, Baron Carlisle of Bucklow QC DL PC was a Conservative British politician and was Member of Parliament for Runcorn 1964-1983 and Warrington South 1983-1987...

  • April 1972: David Lane
    David Lane (politician)
    David William Stennis Stuart Lane was a British Conservative Party politician.Lane was educated at Eton College, Trinity College, Cambridge and Yale University. He became a barrister, called to the bar by Middle Temple in 1955. From 1956 to 1959 he was secretary of the British Iron and Steel...

  • March 1974: Shirley Summerskill
    Shirley Summerskill
    Shirley Catherine Wynne Summerskill is a British Labour Party politician and former government minister.Summerskill was educated at St Paul's Girls' School and Somerville College, Oxford and trained as a doctor at St. Thomas's Hospital...

     (to 1979)
  • May 1979: The Lord Belstead
    John Ganzoni, 2nd Baron Belstead
    John Julian Ganzoni, 2nd Baron Belstead PC was a British Conservative politician and peer who served as Leader of the House of Lords under Margaret Thatcher from 1988 to 1990.-Background and education:...

  • April 1982: The Lord Elton
    Rodney Elton, 2nd Baron Elton
    Rodney Elton, 2nd Baron Elton is a British politician and Conservative member of the House of Lords.Lord Elton was educated at Eton College and New College, Oxford. The son of Godfrey Elton, 1st Baron Elton, Lord Elton succeeded to the peerage on his father's death in 1973...

     (to September 1984)
  • January 1983: David Mellor
    David Mellor
    David John Mellor, QC is a British politician, non-practising barrister, broadcaster, journalist and football pundit. A member of the Conservative Party, he served in the Cabinet of Prime Minister John Major as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Secretary of State for National Heritage , before...

     (to September 1986)
  • March 1984: The Lord Glenarthur
    Simon Arthur, 4th Baron Glenarthur
    Major Simon Mark Arthur, 4th Baron Glenarthur DL, FCILT, FRAeS is a British peer, pilot and businessman. Having succeeded to his father's titles in 1976, he is one of the ninety hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords after the House of Lords Act 1999, and sits as a...

     (to September 1986)
  • September 1986: The Hon. Douglas Hogg
    Douglas Hogg, 3rd Viscount Hailsham
    Douglas Martin Hogg, 3rd Viscount Hailsham PC, QC is a British politician and barrister. A member of the Conservative Party, he served in the Cabinet as Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food from 1995-97, and was a Member of Parliament from 1979 to 2010.Hogg's claim for cleaning of the...

  • July 1989: Peter Lloyd
    Peter Lloyd (politician)
    Sir Peter Robert Cable Lloyd, is a retired English Conservative Party politician.Sir Peter was Member of Parliament for Fareham in the south of England from 1979 to 2001, when he retired and was succeeded by Mark Hoban....

  • April 1992: Charles Wardle
    Charles Wardle
    Charles Frederick Wardle was a Conservative Party member of the British Parliament for Bexhill and Battle.He announced he would not contest the 2001 election in early 2000 after it was disclosed that he was doing consultancy for Mohammed Al-Fayed. He was replaced by Gregory Barker in the 2001...

  • July 1994: Nicholas Baker
  • October 1995: Timothy Kirkhope
    Timothy Kirkhope
    Timothy John Robert Kirkhope is a British lawyer and politician, currently serving as Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire and the Humber for the Conservative Party. After serving for ten years as Member of Parliament for Leeds North East, he was first elected to the European Parliament...

     (to May 1997)
  • November 1995: The Hon. Tom Sackville (jointly) (to May 1997)
  • May 1997: Lord Williams of Mostyn
    Gareth Williams, Baron Williams of Mostyn
    Gareth Wyn Williams, Baron Williams of Mostyn, PC, QC, was a Welsh barrister and Labour politician who was Leader of the House of Lords, Lord President of the Council and a member of the Cabinet at the time of his sudden death in 2003.Williams was born near Prestatyn, in North Wales, a son of...

     (jointly) (to July 1998)
  • May 1997: George Howarth
    George Howarth
    George Edward Howarth is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Knowsley North from 1986 until 1997, and since then for its replacement Knowsley North and Sefton East....

     (jointly) (to July 1999)
  • May 1997: Mike O'Brien (jointly) (to June 2001)
  • July 1998: Kate Hoey
    Kate Hoey
    Catharine Letitia Hoey is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Vauxhall since 1989. She served in the Blair Government as Minister for Sport from 1999 to 2001.-Background:...

     (jointly) (to July 1999)
  • July 1999: Lord Bassam (jointly) (to June 2001)
  • June 2001: Beverley Hughes
    Beverley Hughes
    Beverley June Hughes, Baroness Hughes of Stretford is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Stretford and Urmston from 1997 to 2010. In 2004, she was appointed to the Privy Council...

     (jointly) (to May 2002)
  • June 2001: Bob Ainsworth
    Bob Ainsworth
    Robert William Ainsworth is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Coventry North East since 1992, and was the Secretary of State for Defence from 2009 to 2010...

     (jointly) (to June 2003)
  • June 2001: Angela Eagle
    Angela Eagle
    Angela Eagle is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Wallasey since 1992. She served as the Minister of State for Pensions and Ageing Society from June 2009 until May 2010. Eagle was elected to the Shadow Cabinet in October 2010 and was appointed by Ed...

     (jointly) (to May 2002)
  • May 2002: Lord Filkin (jointly) (to June 2003)
  • June 2002: Michael Wills
    Michael Wills
    Michael David Wills, Baron Wills is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Swindon North from 1997 to 2010. He was a Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice, a position he held from 29 June 2007....

     (jointly) (to July 2003)
  • May 2003: Paul Goggins
    Paul Goggins
    Paul Gerard Goggins is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Wythenshawe and Sale East since 1997, and was a Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office.-Early life:...

     (jointly) (to May 2005)
  • June 2003: Caroline Flint
    Caroline Flint
    Caroline Louise Flint is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Don Valley since 1997. She served as the Minister of State for Housing and Planning in 2008, and later as the Minister for Europe until her resignation in 2009, citing the leadership of Gordon...

     (jointly) (to April 2005)
  • June 2003: Fiona MacTaggart
    Fiona Mactaggart
    Fiona Margaret Mactaggart is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Slough since 1997.-Early life:...

     (jointly) (to April 2005)
  • May 2005: Andy Burnham (jointly) (to


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Parliamentary secretaries, 1940-1945

  • May 1940: William Mabane
    William Mabane
    William Mabane, 1st Baron Mabane KBE, PC , known as Sir William Mabane between 1954 and 1962, was a British businessman and politician.-Background and education:...

     (to June 1942)
  • October 1940: Ellen Wilkinson
    Ellen Wilkinson
    Ellen Cicely Wilkinson was the Labour Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough and later for Jarrow on Tyneside. She was one of the first women in Britain to be elected as a Member of Parliament .- History :...

     (to May 1945)

Ministers for Home Affairs (1960-)

  • October 1960: Dennis Vosper
  • June 1961: David Renton
    David Renton, Baron Renton
    David Lockhart-Mure Renton, Baron Renton, KBE, QC, TD, DL, PC was a British politician. He served for over 60 years in Parliament, 34 in the House of Commons and then 28 in the House of Lords...

  • July 1962: Earl Jellicoe
    George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe
    George Patrick John Rushworth Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe, KBE, DSO, MC, PC, FRS was a British politician and statesman, diplomat and businessman....

  • October 1963: Lord Derwent
  • October 1964: Alice Bacon
    Alice Bacon, Baroness Bacon
    Alice Martha Bacon, Baroness Bacon, CBE was a British Labour Party politician. At the 1945 general election, she was elected as Member of Parliament for Leeds North East...

  • August 1967: Lord Stonham
  • October 1969: Shirley Williams
  • June 1970: Richard Sharples
    Richard Sharples
    Major Sir Richard Christopher Sharples KCMG OBE MC , St. George, Bermuda) was a British politician and Governor of Bermuda from late 1972 to 10 March 1973 when he was shot dead by assassins linked to the militant Black Beret Cadre, a small Bermudian Black Power group.-Career:Sharples passed out...

     (jointly) (to April 1972)
  • June 1970: Lord Windlesham
    David Hennessy, 3rd Baron Windlesham
    David James George Hennessy, 3rd Baron Windlesham and Baron Hennessy, CVO, PC, FBA was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom who held visiting professorships at various universities....

     (jointly) (to March 1972)
  • April 1972: Mark Carlisle
    Mark Carlisle
    Mark Carlisle, Baron Carlisle of Bucklow QC DL PC was a Conservative British politician and was Member of Parliament for Runcorn 1964-1983 and Warrington South 1983-1987...

     (jointly) (to March 1974)
  • April 1972: Viscount Colville
    John Colville, 4th Viscount Colville of Culross
    John Mark Alexander Colville, 4th Viscount Colville of Culross QC was a British judge and politician. He was one of the 92 hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords after the House of Lords Act 1999....

     (jointly) (to March 1974)
  • March 1974: Lord Harris (jointly) (to January 1979)
  • March 1974: Alex Lyon
    Alex Lyon
    Alexander Ward Lyon was a British Labour politician.- Early life :Lyon was educated at West Leeds High School and University College, London. He became a barrister, called to the Bar at Inner Temple in 1954. He was a member of the Bar Council and of the Fabian Society...

     (jointly) (to April 1976)
  • April 1976: Brynmor John
    Brynmor John
    Brynmor Thomas John was a British Labour politician.John was Member of Parliament for Pontypridd in South Wales from 1970 until his death in 1988 at the age of 55...

     (jointly) (to May 1979)
  • January 1979: Lord Boston
    Terence Boston, Baron Boston of Faversham
    Terence George Boston, Baron Boston of Faversham QC was a British Labour Party politician. He was educated at King's College London where he took an LLB in law in 1954, and was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1960....

     (jointly) (to May 1979)
  • May 1979: Leon Brittan
    Leon Brittan, Baron Brittan of Spennithorne
    Sir Leon Brittan, Baron Brittan of Spennithorne, QC, PC, DL is a British barrister, politician and former Conservative Member of Parliament, as well as former member of the European Commission and former Home Secretary of the United Kingdom...

     (jointly) (to January 1981)
  • May 1979: Timothy Raison
    Timothy Raison
    Sir Timothy Hugh Francis Raison , was a British Conservative politician who began his career as a journalist, first working on Picture Post , then New Scientist...

     (jointly) (to January 1983)
  • January 1981: Patrick Mayhew
    Patrick Mayhew
    Patrick Barnabas Burke Mayhew, Baron Mayhew of Twysden, PC is a British barrister, and Conservative Party politician.He was educated at Tonbridge School and Balliol College, Oxford...

     (jointly) (to June 1983)
  • January 1983: David Waddington
    David Waddington, Baron Waddington
    David Charles Waddington, Baron Waddington, GCVO, DL, QC, PC , is a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, he served as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons from 1968 to 1990, and was then made a life peer...

     (jointly) (to June 1987)
  • September 1984: The Lord Elton
    Rodney Elton, 2nd Baron Elton
    Rodney Elton, 2nd Baron Elton is a British politician and Conservative member of the House of Lords.Lord Elton was educated at Eton College and New College, Oxford. The son of Godfrey Elton, 1st Baron Elton, Lord Elton succeeded to the peerage on his father's death in 1973...

     (jointly) (to March 1985)
  • September 1984: Giles Shaw
    Giles Shaw
    Sir John Giles Dunkerley Shaw, known as Giles Shaw, was a British Conservative Party politician.Shaw was born in York, the son of an engineer. He was educated at Sedbergh School and St...

     (jointly) (to September 1986)
  • September 1986: David Mellor
    David Mellor
    David John Mellor, QC is a British politician, non-practising barrister, broadcaster, journalist and football pundit. A member of the Conservative Party, he served in the Cabinet of Prime Minister John Major as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Secretary of State for National Heritage , before...

     (jointly) (to June 1987)
  • September 1986: The Earl of Caithness
    Malcolm Sinclair, 20th Earl of Caithness
    Malcolm Ian Sinclair, 20th Earl of Caithness, PC is a British Conservative politician and member of the House of Lords as one of the remaining hereditary peers. He is also chief of Clan Sinclair...

     (jointly) (to January 1988)
  • June 1987: John Patten
    John Patten, Baron Patten
    John Haggitt Charles Patten, Baron Patten, PC is a former Conservative Party Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons...

     (jointly) (to April 1992)
  • January 1988: The Earl Ferrers
    Robert Shirley, 13th Earl Ferrers
    Robert Washington Shirley, 13th Earl Ferrers PC , styled Viscount Tamworth between 1937 and 1954, is British Conservative politician and member of the House of Lords as one of the remaining hereditary peers...

     (jointly) (to July 1994)
  • October 1989: David Mellor
    David Mellor
    David John Mellor, QC is a British politician, non-practising barrister, broadcaster, journalist and football pundit. A member of the Conservative Party, he served in the Cabinet of Prime Minister John Major as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Secretary of State for National Heritage , before...

     (jointly) (to June 1990)
  • July 1990: Angela Rumbold
    Angela Rumbold
    Dame Angela Claire Rosemary Rumbold, DBE was a British Conservative Party Member of Parliament until 1997.- Education :...

     (jointly) (to April 1992)
  • April 1992: Michael Jack
    Michael Jack
    John Michael Jack is the interim Chairman of the Office of Tax Simplification. Before he took upon this unpaid position that will be filled by a new appointment in 2011, he was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom and was Member of Parliament for Fylde between 1987 and 2010, ...

      (jointly) (to May 1993)
  • April 1992: Peter Lloyd
    Peter Lloyd (politician)
    Sir Peter Robert Cable Lloyd, is a retired English Conservative Party politician.Sir Peter was Member of Parliament for Fareham in the south of England from 1979 to 2001, when he retired and was succeeded by Mark Hoban....

     (jointly) (to July 1994)
  • May 1993: David Maclean
    David Maclean
    David John Maclean, Baron Blencathra is a Conservative Party life peer. He was the Member of Parliament for Penrith and The Border from 1983 to 2010.-Biography:...

     (jointly) (to May 1997)
  • July 1994: Michael Forsyth
    Michael Forsyth, Baron Forsyth of Drumlean
    Michael Bruce Forsyth, Baron Forsyth of Drumlean PC, Kt is a British financier and politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Stirling from 1983 to 1997 and served in the cabinet of John Major as Secretary of State for Scotland from 1995 to 1997...

     (jointly) (to July 1995)
  • July 1994: The Baroness Blatch
    Emily Blatch, Baroness Blatch
    Emily Blatch, Baroness Blatch, CBE, PC, FRSA was a British Conservative politician.Born as Emily May Triggs, the daughter of Stephen and Sarah Triggs, she was educated at Prenton and at Huntingdonshire College...

     (jointly) (to May 1997)
  • July 1995: Ann Widdecombe
    Ann Widdecombe
    Ann Noreen Widdecombe is a former British Conservative Party politician and has been a novelist since 2000. She is a Privy Councillor and was the Member of Parliament for Maidstone from 1987 to 1997 and for Maidstone and The Weald from 1997 to 2010. She was a social conservative and a member of...

     (jointly) (to May 1997)
  • May 1997: Alun Michael
    Alun Michael
    Alun Edward Michael is a British Labour Co-operative politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Cardiff South and Penarth since 1987. He was formerly First Minister of Wales and leader of the Welsh Labour Party from 1999 to 2000.-Education:Michael was born at Bryngwran Anglesey, son of...

     (jointly) (to October 1998)
  • May 1997: Joyce Quin (jointly) (to July 1998)
  • July 1998: Lord Williams of Mostyn
    Gareth Williams, Baron Williams of Mostyn
    Gareth Wyn Williams, Baron Williams of Mostyn, PC, QC, was a Welsh barrister and Labour politician who was Leader of the House of Lords, Lord President of the Council and a member of the Cabinet at the time of his sudden death in 2003.Williams was born near Prestatyn, in North Wales, a son of...

     (jointly) (to July 1999)
  • October 1998: Paul Boateng
    Paul Boateng
    Paul Yaw Boateng, Baron Boateng is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Brent South from 1987 to 2005, becoming the UK's first black Cabinet Minister in May 2002, when he was appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury...

     (jointly) (to June 2001)
  • July 1999: Charles Clarke
    Charles Clarke
    Charles Rodway Clarke is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Norwich South from 1997 until 2010, and served as Home Secretary from December 2004 until May 2006.-Early life:...

     (jointly) (to June 2001)
  • July 1999: Barbara Roche
    Barbara Roche
    Barbara Maureen Roche is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Hornsey and Wood Green from 1992 until 2005, when she lost the seat, despite having previously enjoyed a majority of over 10,500.During her time in Government, she held several ministerial offices;...

     (jointly) (to June 2001)
  • June 2001: John Denham (jointly) (to May 2003)
  • June 2001: Keith Bradley (jointly) (to May 2002)
  • June 2001: Lord Rooker (jointly) (to May 2002)
  • May 2002: Lord Falconer
    Charles Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton
    Charles Leslie Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton, PC is a British Labour politician, who became the Lord Chancellor and the first Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs in 2003...

     (jointly) (to June 2003)
  • May 2002: Beverley Hughes
    Beverley Hughes
    Beverley June Hughes, Baroness Hughes of Stretford is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Stretford and Urmston from 1997 to 2010. In 2004, she was appointed to the Privy Council...

     (jointly) (to April 2004)
  • April 2004: Des Browne
    Des Browne
    Desmond Henry Browne, Baron Browne of Ladyton is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Kilmarnock and Loudoun from 1997 to 2010...

     (jointly) (to May 2005)
  • May 2002: Hilary Benn
    Hilary Benn
    Hilary James Wedgwood Benn is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Leeds Central since 1999. He served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for International Development from 2003 to 2007 and as the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...

     (jointly) (to May 2003)
  • June 2003: Hazel Blears
    Hazel Blears
    Hazel Anne Blears is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Salford and Eccles since 2010 and was previously the MP for Salford since 1997...

     (jointly) (to April 2005)
  • June 2003: Baroness Scotland
    Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal
    Patricia Janet, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, PC, QC is a British barrister, and served in many ministerial positions within the UK Government, most notably as the Attorney General for England and Wales and Advocate General for Northern Ireland.-Early life and career:Baroness Scotland was born in...

     (jointly) (to April 2005)
  • May 2005: Tony McNulty
    Tony McNulty
    Anthony "Tony" James McNulty is a former British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Harrow East from 1997 to 2010 and was a government minister from 2002 to 2009. He was Minister for London and Minister of State for Employment and Welfare Reform at the Department for...

     (jointly) (to


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Permanent under-secretaries, 1782-present

  • March 1782: J. Bell
  • April 1782: Evan Nepean
    Evan Nepean
    Sir Evan Nepean, 1st Baronet PC was a British politician and colonial administrator.-Early career:...

  • December 1791: J. King
  • February 1806: J. Beckett
  • June 1817: H. Hobhouse
  • July 1827: S.M. Phillipps
  • 1840: H. Waddington
  • 1867: (Sir) A.O. Liddell
  • June 1885: Sir H. Maine
  • July 1885: Sir Godfrey Lushington
    Godfrey Lushington
    Sir Godfrey Lushington KCB, GCMG, , British civil servant and promoter of prison reform, was Permanent Under-Secretary of State of the Home Office of the United Kingdom from 1886 to 1895....

  • 1895: Sir Kenelm Digby
    Kenelm Edward Digby
    This article is about Kenelm Digby, the English lawyer and civil servant. For other people with the same name, see Kenelm Digby Sir Kenelm Edward Digby KCB, GCB, was an English lawyer and civil servant...

  • 1903: Sir Mackenzie Dalzell Chalmers
    Mackenzie Dalzell Chalmers
    Sir Mackenzie Dalzell Chalmers KCB CSI , judge and civil servant, was Parliamentary Counsel to the Treasury, a Judge of the County Courts and a Law Member of the Viceroy's Council in India. He was also Permanent Under Secretary of State of the Home Office from 1903 to 1908.His mother was Matilda,...

  • 1908: Sir Edward Troup
  • 1922: Sir John Anderson
    John Anderson, 1st Viscount Waverley
    John Anderson, 1st Viscount Waverley, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, PC, PC was a British civil servant then politician who served as a minister under Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill as Home Secretary, Lord President of the Council and Chancellor of the Exchequer...

  • 1932: Sir Russell Scott
  • 1938: Sir Alexander Maxwell
  • 1948: Sir Frank Newsam
    Frank Newsam
    Sir Frank Aubrey Newsam GCB KBE CVO MC was a British civil servant notable for serving as Permanent Under-Secretary of State to the Home Office from 1948 to 1957, although he had been a central figure for many years previously...

  • 1957: Sir Charles Cunningham
  • 1966: Sir Philip Allen
    Philip Allen, Baron Allen of Abbeydale
    Philip Allen, Baron Allen of Abbeydale, GCB was a British civil servant.-Education and early life:...

  • 1972: Sir Arthur Peterson
  • 1977: (Sir) Robert Armstrong
    Robert Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Ilminster
    Robert Temple Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Ilminster GCB, CVO , son of the musician Sir Thomas Armstrong, is a British life peer and former civil servant.-Life:...

  • 1979: Sir Brian Cubbon
    Brian Cubbon
    Sir Brian Crossland Cubbon GCB is a former senior civil servant and is currently a member of the Charter Compliance Panel of the Press Complaints Commission.Cubbon was educated at Bury Grammar School and Trinity College, Cambridge...

  • 1988: Sir Clive Whitmore
  • 1994: Sir Richard Wilson
    Richard Wilson, Baron Wilson of Dinton
    Richard Thomas James Wilson, Baron Wilson of Dinton GCB is a cross bench member of the British House of Lords.-Career:...

  • 1997: Sir David Omand
    David Omand
    Sir David Bruce Omand GCB is a former senior British civil servant.-Career:Educated at Glasgow Academy and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Omand started out with the Government Communications Headquarters. After years of service with the Ministry of Defence, from 1996 to 1997 he was Director of...

  • 2001: Sir John Gieve
    John Gieve
    Sir Edward John Watson Gieve, KCB is a former British Civil Servant, who served as Deputy Governor for Financial Stability of the Bank of England and an ex officio member of the Monetary Policy Committee from 2006 to 2009....

  • 2005: Sir David Normington
    David Normington
    Sir David John Normington is the First Civil Service Commissioner and Commissioner for Public Appointments for the British government. He previously served in the British Civil Service as the Permanent Secretary of Department for Education and Skills from 2001 to 2005, and then the Home Office...