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British Cabinet Ministers 1974

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List of Cabinet Ministers in Edward Heath's Government 1974

Prime Minister Edward Heath
 
Chancellor of the Exchequer Anthony Barber
 
Lord Chancellor Lord Hailsham
 
Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home
 
Home Secretary Robert Carr
 

Secretaries of State:

Health and Social Security Keith Joseph
 
Defence Ian Gilmour
 
Scotland Gordon Campbell
 
Employment William Whitelaw
 
Education and Science Margaret Thatcher
 
Wales Peter Thomas
 
Trade and Industry Peter Walker
 
Trade and Consumer Affairs Geoffrey Howe
 
Environment Geoffrey Rippon
 
Northern Ireland Francis Pym
 
Energy Patrick Jenkin
 
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons James Prior
 
Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords Lord Windlesham
 
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster John Davies
 
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Joseph Godber
 

Changes to Heath's Cabinet

June 1973

  • Lord Windlesham succeeds Lord Jellicoe as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords

 

December 1973

  • William Whitelaw succeeds Maurice Macmillan as Secretary for Employment
  • Francis Pym succeeds Whitelaw as Secretary for Northern Ireland
  • Macmillan becomes Paymaster-General

 

January 1974

  • Ian Gilmour succeeds Lord Carrington as Secretary for Defence
  • Lord Carrington becomes Secretary of State for Energy

 

February 1974

  • Patrick Jenkin succeeds Lord Carrington as Secretary of State for Energy
 

List of Cabinet Ministers in Harold Wilson's second Government 1974

 

 
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
 
Chancellor of the Exchequer Denis Healey
 
Lord Chancellor Lord Elwyn-Jones
 
Foreign Secretary James Callaghan
 
Home Secretary Roy Jenkins
 

Secretaries of State:

Health and Social Security Barbara Castle
 
Defence Roy Mason
 
Scotland William Ross
 
Employment Michael Foot
 
Education and Science Reginald Prentice
 
Wales John Morris
 
Trade Peter Shore
 
Industry Tony Benn
 
Environment Anthony Crosland
 
Northern Ireland Merlyn Rees
 
Energy Eric Varley
 
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
 
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Fredrick Peart
 
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