Second Biesheuvel cabinet

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Second Biesheuvel cabinet
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54th cabinet of the Netherlands
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The members of the Second Biesheuvel cabinet in the House of Representatives on 17 August 1972
Date formed 9 August 1972 (1972-08-09)
Date dissolved 11 May 1973 (1973-05-11)
(Demissionary from 29 November 1972 (1972-11-29))
People and organisations
Head of state Queen Juliana
Head of government Barend Biesheuvel
Deputy head of government Roelof Nelissen
Molly Geertsema
No. of ministers 14
Ministers removed
(Death/resignation/dismissal)
1
Total no. of ministers 14
Member party Catholic People's Party
(KVP)
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy

(VVD)
Anti-Revolutionary Party
(ARP)
Christian Historical Union
(CHU)
Status in legislature Centre-right Caretaker government
Opposition party Labour Party
Opposition leader Joop den Uyl
History
Election(s) 1971 election
Outgoing election 1972 election
Legislature term(s) 1971–1972
Incoming formation 1971 formation
Outgoing formation 1972–1973 formation
Predecessor First Biesheuvel cabinet
Successor Den Uyl cabinet
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The Second Biesheuvel cabinet was the cabinet of the Netherlands from 9 August 1972 until 11 May 1973. The cabinet was formed by the political parties Catholic People's Party (KVP), People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) and the Christian Historical Union (CHU) after the resignation of the First Biesheuvel cabinet. The centre-right rump cabinet served as a caretaker government until the election of 1972.[1]

Formation

Following the fall of the First Biesheuvel cabinet the Democratic Socialists '70 (DS'70) left the coalition and the Catholic People's Party, People's Party for Freedom and Democracy, Anti-Revolutionary Party and the Christian Historical Union formed a Rump cabinet. Because the following negotiations for forming the next cabinet took rather long, the cabinet took further reaching decisions than a caretaker cabinet is usually supposed to do.

Cabinet Members

Ministers Title/Ministry Term of office Party
Barend Biesheuvel Barend Biesheuvel
(1920–2001)
Prime Minister General Affairs 6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
[Retained]
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Roelof Nelissen Roelof Nelissen
(born 1931)
Deputy Prime Minister /
Minister
Finance 6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
[Retained]
Catholic People's Party
Molly Geertsema Molly Geertsema
(1918–1991)
Deputy Prime Minister /
Minister
Interior 6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
[Retained]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Norbert Schmelzer Norbert Schmelzer
(1921–2008)
Minister Foreign Affairs 6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
[Retained]
Catholic People's Party
Dries van Agt Dries van Agt
(born 1931)
Minister Justice 6 July 1971 –
8 September 1977
[Retained]
Catholic People's Party
Harry Langman Harrie Langman
(1931–2016)
Minister Economic Affairs 6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
[Retained]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Hans de Koster Hans de Koster
(1914–1992)
Minister Defence 6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
[Retained]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Louis Stuyt Dr.
Louis Stuyt
(1914–2000)
Minister Health and
Environment
6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
[Retained]
Catholic People's Party
Jaap Boersma Jaap Boersma
(1929–2012)
Minister Social Affairs 6 July 1971 –
19 December 1977
[Retained]
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Chris van Veen Chris van Veen
(1922–2009)
Minister Education and
Sciences
6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
[Retained]
Christian Historical Union
Bé Udink Bé Udink
(1926–2016)
Minister Transport and
Water Management
21 July 1972 –
11 May 1973
[Retained]
Christian Historical Union
Minister Housing and
Spatial Planning
6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
[Retained]
Pierre Lardinois Pierre Lardinois
(1924–1987)
Minister Agriculture and
Fisheries
5 April 1967 –
1 January 1973
[Retained] [Appt]
Catholic People's Party
Jaap Boersma Jaap Boersma
(1929–2012)
1 January 1973 –
11 May 1973
[Ad interim]
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Piet Engels Piet Engels
(1923–1994)
Minister Culture, Recreation
and Social Work
6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
[Retained]
Catholic People's Party
Ministers without portfolio Title/Portfolio/Ministry Term of office Party
Kees Boertien Dr.
Kees Boertien
(1927–2002)
Minister Development Cooperation

(within Foreign Affairs)
6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
[Retained]
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Chris van Veen Chris van Veen
(1922–2009)
Minister Higher Education and
Science Policy

(within Education and
Sciences
)
21 July 1972 –
11 May 1973
[Retained]
Christian Historical Union
Pierre Lardinois Pierre Lardinois
(1924–1987)
Minister Suriname and Netherlands
Antilles Affairs

(within Interior)
28 January 1972 –
1 January 1973
[Retained] [Appt]
Catholic People's Party
Molly Geertsema Molly Geertsema
(1918–1991)
1 January 1973 –
11 May 1973
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
State Secretaries Title/Portfolio/Ministry Term of office Party
Tjerk Westerterp Tjerk Westerterp
(born 1930)
State Secretary • European Affairs
• NATO Affairs
• Benelux Affairs

(within Foreign Affairs)
17 August 1971 –
7 March 1973
[Retained] [Res]
Catholic People's Party
Willem Scholten Willem Scholten
(1927–2005)
State Secretary • Fiscal Affairs
• Tax and Customs Administration

(within Finance)
14 July 1971 –
19 March 1973
[Retained] [Res]
Christian Historical Union
Fons van der Stee Fons van der Stee
(1928–1999)
• Local Government Finances
• National Mint
• Gambling Policy
• State Lottery

(within Finance)
14 July 1971 –
12 March 1973
[Retained] [Res]
Catholic People's Party
Hans Grosheide Hans Grosheide
(born 1930)
State Secretary • Integration
• Immigration
• Asylum Affairs
• Privacy Policy
• Prison Administration
• Youth Justice
• Rehabilitation
• Prevention

(within Justice)
28 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
[Retained]
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Jan Oostenbrink Jan Oostenbrink
(born 1936)
State Secretary • Small Business Policy
• Retail Policy
• Consumer Protection
• Tourism Affairs

(within Economic Affairs)
17 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
[Retained]
Catholic People's Party
Adri van Es Adri van Es
(1913–1994)
State Secretary • Personnel Affairs
• Equipment Policy
• Veteran Affairs

(within Defence)
14 August 1963 –
16 September 1972
[Retained] [Res]
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Koos Rietkerk Koos Rietkerk
(1927–1986)
State Secretary • Social Security
• Unemployment Affairs
• Occupational Safety

(within Social Affairs)
28 July 1971 –
23 April 1973
[Retained] [Res]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Kees Schelfhout Kees Schelfhout
(1918–1983)
State Secretary • Special Education
• Early Childhood Education

(within Education and
Sciences
)
28 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
[Retained]
Catholic People's Party
Roelof Kruisinga Dr.
Roelof Kruisinga
(1922–2012)
State Secretary • Transport Infrastructure
• Water Infrastructure
• Public Transport
• Postal Service
• Weather Forecasting Service
• Environmental Remediation

(within Transport and
Water Management
)
28 July 1971 –
20 March 1973
[Retained] [Res]
Christian Historical Union
Netherlands politic personality icon.svg Werner Buck
(1925–2010)
State Secretary • Urban Planning
• Public Housing
• Spatial Planning

(within Housing and
Spatial Planning
)
17 August 1971 –
11 May 1973
[Retained]
Catholic People's Party
Henk Vonhoff Henk Vonhoff
(1931–2010)
State Secretary • Social Services
• Youth Policy
• Poverty Policy
• Environmental Policy
• Nature Policy
• Media Affairs
• Culture Policy
• Arts Policy
• Recreation Affairs
• Sport

(within Culture, Recreation
and Social Work
)
28 July 1971 –
23 April 1973
[Retained] [Res]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Source: (in Dutch) Rijksoverheid
Retained Retained this position from the previous cabinet.
Res Resigned.
Ad interim Served ad interim.
Appt Appointment: Pierre Lardinois appointed European Commissioner.

Living cabinet members

  • As of 2018, the following cabinet members are still alive:

References

  1. ^ (in Dutch) "Ideeën van Drees jr. waren te afwijkend". Volkskrant. 8 September 1998. Retrieved 20 March 2018.

External links

Official
  • (in Dutch) Kabinet-Biesheuvel I en II Parlement & Politiek
  • (in Dutch) Kabinet-Biesheuvel Rijksoverheid
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