Secretary for Mines

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The position of Secretary for Mines is a now defunct office in the United Kingdom Government, associated with the Board of Trade.

In 1929, the department took over responsibility for petroleum.

In 1940, the department was divided with Geoffrey Lloyd and Sir Alfred Faulkner becoming respectively Secretary and Permanent Under-Secretary for Petroleum and David Grenfell and Sir Alfred Hurst respectively Secretary and Permanent Under-Secretary for Mines.

On 11 June 1942, both these sub-departments of the Board of Trade were transferred to the new Ministry of Fuel and Power, which itself has been merged into later departments.

Secretaries for Mines, 1920-1945

Name Term of office Political party
William Bridgeman 22 August
1920
6 November
1922
Conservative
George Lane-Fox 6 November
1922
23 January
1924
Conservative
Manny Shinwell 23 January
1924
11 November
1924
Labour
George Lane-Fox 11 November
1924
13 January
1928
Conservative
Douglas King 13 January
1928
1 June
1929
Conservative
Ben Turner 1 June
1929
5 June
1930
Labour
Manny Shinwell 5 June
1930
3 September
1931
Labour
Isaac Foot 3 September
1931
30 September
1932
Liberal
Ernest Brown 30 September
1932
18 June
1935
Liberal National
Harry Crookshank 18 June
1935
21 April
1939
Conservative
Geoffrey Lloyd 21 April
1939
15 May
1940
Conservative
David Grenfell 15 May
1940
1945 Labour
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