Mr Major’s First Cabinet – 29 November 1990

Below is Mr Major’s first cabinet, announced on 29th November 1990.


PRIME MINISTER – John Major

CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER – Norman Lamont

FOREIGN SECRETARY – Douglas Hurd

HOME SECRETARY – Kenneth Baker

LORD CHANCELLOR – Lord Mackay of Clashfern

SCOTLAND – Ian Lang

WALES – David Hunt

NORTHERN IRELAND – Peter Brooke

LEADER OF THE COMMONS – John MacGregor

LEADER OF THE LORDS – Lord Waddington

TRADE AND INDUSTRY – Peter Lilley

DEFENCE – Tom King

HEALTH – William Waldegrave

SOCIAL SECURITY – Tony Newton

ENVIRONMENT – Michael Heseltine

TRANSPORT – Malcolm Rifkind

EMPLOYMENT – Michael Howard

EDUCATION AND SCIENCE – Kenneth Clarke

AGRICULTURE – John Gummer

ENERGY – John Wakeham

PARTY CHAIRMAN – Chris Patten

CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY – David Mellor