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Friday 5 May 2006

Her Majesty s Cabinet and Ministerial list

5 May 2006

Following The Queen’s approval to new ministerial appointments, the Government is now constituted as follows.

The Queen has also been pleased to approve that Baroness Ashton and Stephen Timms MP be sworn of Her Majesty’s most honourable Privy Council.

Cabinet

Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service

Rt Hon Tony Blair MP

Deputy Prime Minister and First Secretary of State

Rt Hon John Prescott MP

Chancellor of the Exchequer

Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP

Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal

Rt Hon Jack Straw MP

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP

Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

Rt Hon Alastair Darling MP

Secretary of State for the Home Department

Rt Hon John Reid MP

Secretary of State for Health

Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt MP

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP

Minister for the Cabinet Office and for Social Exclusion (and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster)

Rt Hon Hilary Armstrong MP

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and Secretary of State for Wales

Rt Hon Peter Hain MP

Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council

Rt Hon Baroness Amos

Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor

Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC

Secretary of State for International Development

Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP

Secretary of State for Education and Skills

Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, and Minister for Women

Rt Hon Ruth Kelly MP

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Rt Hon John Hutton MP

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Rt Hon David Miliband MP

Secretary of State for Defence

Rt Hon Des Browne MP

Secretary of State for Transport and Secretary of State for Scotland

Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP

Minister without Portfolio

Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP

Chief Whip (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury)

Rt Hon Jacqui Smith MP

Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Stephen Timms MP

Also attending Cabinet

Lords Chief Whip and Captain of the Gentlemen at Arms

The Rt Hon Lord Grocott

Other Ministers

Law Officers

Attorney General - Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith QC *

Solicitor General -  Mike O’Brien MP

Advocate General for Scotland - Lord Davidson of Glen Clova QC

Treasury  

Paymaster General - Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo MP

Financial Secretary - John Healey MP

Economic Secretary - Ed Balls MP

Leader of the Commons

Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (Parliamentary Secretary) - Nigel Griffiths MP

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Minister of State (Europe) - Rt Hon Geoff Hoon MP*

Minister of State (Trade) (also DTI) - Rt Hon Ian McCartney MP*

Minister of State - Dr Kim Howells MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Lord Triesman

Trade and Industry

Minister of State (Trade) (also FCO) - Rt Hon Ian McCartney MP

Minister of State - Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MBE MP

Minister of State - Malcolm Wicks MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Lord Sainsbury of Turnville

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Jim Fitzpatrick MP

Home Office

Minister of State - Liam Byrne MP

Minister of State - Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC

Minister of State - Tony McNulty MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Joan Ryan MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Vernon Coaker MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Gerry Sutcliffe MP

Health

Minister of State - Rosie Winterton MP

Minister of State - Andy Burnham MP

Minister of State - Lord Warner

Minister of State - Caroline Flint MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State  - Ivan Lewis MP

Culture, Media and Sport

Minister of State - Rt Hon Richard Caborn MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Shaun Woodward MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - David Lammy MP

Cabinet Office

Parliamentary Secretary - Pat McFadden MP

Parliamentary Secretary - Ed Miliband MP

Northern Ireland

Minister of State - David Hanson MP

Speaking for the Lords - Rt Hon Lord Rooker

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (also Scotland Office) - David Cairns MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Maria Eagle MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Paul Goggins MP

Constitutional Affairs

Minister of State - Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Bridget Prentice MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Vera Baird QC MP

International Development

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Gareth Thomas MP

Education and Skills

Minister of State - Jim Knight MP

Minister of State - Bill Rammell MP

Minister of State - Rt Hon Beverley Hughes MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Lord Adonis

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Phil Hope MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Parmjit Dhanda MP

Communities and Local Government

Minister of State - Phil Woolas MP

Minister of State - Yvette Cooper MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State of State - Angela E Smith MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Women and Equality) - Meg Munn MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Baroness Andrews OBE

Work and Pensions

Minister of State -  Jim Murphy MP

Minister of State - James Purnell MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State -  Anne McGuire MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State -  James Plaskitt MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State -  Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Minister of State - Rt Hon Lord Rooker

Minister of State - Ian Pearson MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Ben Bradshaw MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Barry Gardiner MP

Defence

Minister of State - Rt Hon Adam Ingram MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Tom Watson MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Lord Drayson

Transport

Minister of State - Dr Stephen Ladyman MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Derek Twigg MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Gillian Merron MP

Scotland

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (also Northern Ireland) - David Cairns MP

Wales

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Nick Ainger MP

Whips - House of Commons

Deputy Chief Whip (Treasurer of HM Household) - Rt Hon Robert Ainsworth MP

Government Whip (Comptroller of HM Household) - Rt Hon Thomas McAvoy MP

Government Whip (Vice Chamberlain of HM Household) - John Heppell MP

Junior Lords of the Treasury

Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) - David Watts MP

Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) - Alan Campbell MP

Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) - Kevin Brennan MP

Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) - Frank Roy MP

Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) - Claire Ward MP

Assistant Whips

Assistant Government Whip - Ian Cawsey MP

Assistant Government Whip - Steve McCabe MP

Assistant Government Whip - Liz Blackman MP

Assistant Government Whip - Tony Cunningham MP

Assistant Government Whip - Huw Irranca-Davies MP

Assistant Government Whip - Jonathan Shaw MP

Assistant Government Whip - Michael Foster MP (Worcester)

Whips - House of Lords

Deputy Chief Whip (Captain of The Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard) -  Lord Davies of Oldham

Baronesses and Lords in Waiting

Baroness in Waiting - Baroness Crawley

Baroness in Waiting - Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton

Baroness in Waiting - Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

Lord in Waiting - Lord Bassam of Brighton

Lord in Waiting - Lord Evans of Temple Guiting CBE

Lord in Waiting - Lord McKenzie of Luton

Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister

Rt Hon Keith Hill MP

* Also attending Cabinet

The following ministers have resigned from Her Majesty’s Government.

Cabinet resignations

Rt Hon Charles Clarke MP

Minister of State Resignations

Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP

Rt Hon Alun Michael MP

Elliot Morley MP

Parliamentary Under-Secretary Resignations

Lord Bach

Fiona Mactaggart MP

Don Touhig MP

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