Cabinet Office 100
December 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the first official record of a Cabinet meeting.
The Cabinet is the team of senior ministers chosen by the Prime Minister to lead on policy areas such as Foreign Affairs, Defence and Transport.
From the First World War and General Strike to the Suez crisis and development of Concorde, explore historical moments through our Cabinet records.
On 9 December 1916 a revolution in government occurred when the first systematic and official record of a Cabinet meeting was created. One man was instrumental in shaping the new streamlined processes of modern government—Sir Maurice Hankey.