List of government ministers of the United Kingdom


This is a list of ministerial offices in the Government of the United Kingdom. The highest ranking ministers sit in the Cabinet.

Tiers of political offices in the UK government


Prime Ministers


The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the Head of Government.[1]

He or she is supported by the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister.

Deputy Prime Ministers


There is not currently a Deputy Prime Minister.

First Secretaries of State


Business Ministers


Business Ministers currently operate within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

These are the current ministers in the Department:

Brexit Ministers


Brexit ministers formerly worked at the Department for Exiting the European Union.

Cabinet Office Ministers


These ministers work at the Cabinet Office.

Office of the Leader of the House of Commons

Office of the Leader of the House of Lords

HM Treasury Ministers


These ministers work at the HM Treasury.

Culture Ministers


Culture Ministers currently operate within the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

These are the current ministers in the Department:

Work and Pensions Ministers


Culture Ministers currently operate within the Department for Work and Pensions.

These are the current ministers in the Department:

Local Government Ministers


Local Government Ministers currently operate within the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

These are the current ministers in the Department:

Education Ministers


Education Ministers currently operate within the Department for Education

These are the current ministers in the Department:

Energy Ministers


Energy Ministers currently operate within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). They used to work in the Department of Energy between 1974 and 1992, and in the Department of Energy and Climate Change between 2008 and 2016.

These are the current energy ministers in the Department:

Former Energy Ministerial positions

Foreign Ministers


Foreign Ministers currently operate within the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

These are the current ministers in the Department:

Defence Ministers


Defence Ministers currently operate within the Ministry of Defence

These are the current ministers in the Department:

DEFRA Ministers


DEFRA Ministers currently operate within the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

These are the current ministers in the Department:

Health Ministers


Health and Social Care ministers currently operate within the Department of Health and Social Care. Historically they were part of the Department of Health and Social Security

These are the current ministers in the Department:

Former Health Ministerial positions

Home Affairs Ministers


Home Affairs Ministers currently operate inside the Home Office.

These are the current ministers in the Department:

Former Home Ministerial positions

Justice Ministers


Justice Ministers currently operate within the Ministry of Justice and the Attorney General's Office.

These are the current ministers in the Departments:

Technology Ministers


Technology Ministers currently operate within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Former Technology Ministerial positions

Housing Ministers


Housing Ministers operate in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

These are the Housing ministers in the Department

Former Technology Ministerial positions

Scotland Ministers


Scotland Ministers currently operate within the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

These are the current ministers in the Department:

Former Scotland Ministerial positions

Wales Ministers


Wales Ministers currently operate within the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales.

These are the current ministers in the Department:

Northern Ireland Ministers


Northern Ireland Ministers currently operate within the Northern Ireland Office.

These are the current ministers in the Department:

Ministers without portfolio


Chief Whips


References


  1. "Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street". GOV.UK. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  2. "Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  3. "Minister of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth) - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  4. "Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Science, Research and Innovation) - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  5. "Minister of State (Minister for Digital and Culture) - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  6. "Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  7. "Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for Civil Society) - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  8. "Minister of State for Universities - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
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  10. "Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  11. "Minister of State (Minister for Middle East and North Africa) - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  12. "Minister of State for Europe - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  13. "Secretary of State for Health and Social Care - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  14. "Minister of State (Minister for Health) - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  15. "Minister of State (Minister for Care) - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  16. "Minister of State (Minister for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health) - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  17. "Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care) - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  18. "Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation) - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  19. "Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment) - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-12-12.