Secretary of State for Transport

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Employment.png Secretary of State for Transport 
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Start19 May 1919
Leader ofDepartment for Transport
Responsible for UK transport system

The Secretary of State for Transport, also referred to as the Transport Secretary, is the member of the cabinet responsible for the British Department for Transport.[1] The office used to be called the Minister of Transport and has been merged with the Department for the Environment at various times.

The Secretary of State is supported by a small team of junior Ministers. Each Minister is a Member of Parliament from either the House of Commons or the House of Lords. The number of Ministers supporting the Secretary of State for Transport varies from time to time, but is usually about 3. The titles given to these Ministers also vary. Currently the positions are held by one Minister of State for Transport and two Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State for Transport.

During the tenure of different governments the title of Minister of/for Transport has been used to refer to the Secretary of State for Transport, one or more of the junior Ministers or even both the Secretary of State and the junior Ministers at the same time.


Office Holders on Wikispooks

Grant Shapps24 July 20196 September 2022
Chris Grayling14 July 2016
Patrick McLoughlin4 September 201214 July 2016
Justine Greening14 October 20114 September 2012
Philip Hammond11 May 201014 October 2011
Andrew Adonis5 June 200911 May 2010
Geoff Hoon3 October 20085 June 2009
Ruth Kelly27 June 20073 October 2008
Alistair Darling29 May 20025 May 2006
George Young5 July 19952 May 1997
John MacGregor11 April 199220 July 1994
Malcolm Rifkind28 November 199010 April 1992
Cecil Parkinson24 July 198928 November 1990
Paul Channon13 June 198724 July 1989
Nicholas Ridley11 June 198321 May 1986
Tom King11 June 198316 October 1983
David Howell14 September 198111 June 1983
William Rodgers10 September 19764 May 1979
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