Changes to the British Cabinet 1988

Wednesday 30 December 2015

01 January 25 July
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher
Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe Sir Geoffrey Howe
Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson Nigel Lawson
Chief Secretary to the Treasury John Major John Major
Home Secretary Douglas Hurd Douglas Hurd
Secretary of State for the Environment Nicholas Ridley Nicholas Ridley
Secretary of State for Defence George Younger George Younger
Secretary of State for Employment Norman Fowler Norman Fowler
Secretary of State for Education and Science Kenneth Baker Kenneth Baker
Secretary of State for Trade & Industry Lord Young of Graffham Lord Young of Graffham
Secretary of State for Energy Cecil Parkinson Cecil Parkinson
Secretary of State for Health and Social Security Norman Fowler (Separate Depts for Health and Social Security)
Secretary of State for Health (Health & Social Security) Kenneth Clarke
Secretary of State for Social Security (Health & Social Security) John Moore
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Tom King Tom King
Secretary of State for Scotland Malcolm Rifkind Malcolm Rifkind
Secretary of State for Wales Peter Walker Peter Walker
Secretary of State for Transport Paul Channon Paul Channon
Lord Chancellor Lord Mackay Lord Mackay
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Lords Viscount Whitelaw (10 January – Lord Belstead) Lord Belstead
Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons John Wakeham John Wakeham
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Kenneth Clarke Anthony Newton
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food John MacGregor John MacGregor