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British Cabinet Ministers 1975

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The British Cabinet in 1975

Harold Wilson's second Government (formed March 1974; reconstructed June 1975)

Prime Minister Harold Wilson
   
Foreign Secretary James Callaghan
   
Chancellor of the Exchequer Denis Healey
   
Lord Chancellor Lord Elwyn-Jones
   
Home Secretary Roy Jenkins
   
Secretary of State for Health and Social Security Barbara Castle
   
Secretary of State for Defence Roy Mason
   
Secretary of State for Scotland William Ross
   
Secretary of State for Employment Michael Foot
   
Secretary of State for Education and Science Frederick Mulley
   
Secretary of State for Wales John Morris
   
Secretary of State for Trade Peter Shore
   
Secretary of State for Industry Eric Varley
   
Secretary of State for the Environment Anthony Crosland
   
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Merlyn Rees
   
Secretary of State for Energy Tony Benn
   
Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection Shirley Williams
   
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons Edward Short
   
Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords     Lord Shepherd
   
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Harold Lever
   
Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food Frederick Peart
   
Minister for Overseas Development Reginald Prentice
   
Chief Whip Robert Mellish

 

Changes to Wilson's Cabinet June 1975:

Fred Mulley succeeds Reginald Prentice as Secretary for Education and Science

Prentice becomes Secretary for Overseas Development

Tony Benn succeeds Eric Varley as Secretary for Energy

Varley succeeds Benn as Secretary for Industry.