Secretary of State For Transport

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

The current Secretary of State for Transport is Patrick McLoughlin.

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 vary 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.

Unfortunately, as far as clarity is concerned, 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.

From 2003 until June 2007 the role of Secretary of State for Transport was combined with the role of Secretary of State for Scotland. This arrangement changed on 28 June 2007, when in the appointment of his first Cabinet, Prime Minister Gordon Brown assigned the responsibilities of Secretary of State for Scotland to Des Browne, his Secretary of State for Defence.

The names provided in the sections below are those who have served in a position equivalent to the Secretary of State for Transport.

Read more about Secretary Of State For Transport:  Minister of Transport (1919–1941), Minister of (War) Transport and Minister of Civil Aviation (1941–1953), Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation (1953–1959), Minister of Transport (1959–1970), Minister Within The Department of The Environment (1970–1976), Secretary of State For Transport (1976–1979), Minister of Transport (1979–1981), Secretary of State For Transport (1981–1997), Secretary of State For Environment, Transport and The Regions (1997–2001), Secretary of State For Transport, Local Government and The Regions (2001–2002), Secretary of State For Transport (2002– )

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