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Hilary Marquand

Hilary Adair Marquand PC (24 December 1901 – 6 November 1972) was a British Labour Party politician.

He was educated at Cardiff High School and at University College, Cardiff (State Scholar) where he studied history and economics. He was a lecturer in Economics at the University of Birmingham from 1926–1930, and Professor of Industrial Relations, University College, Cardiff, 1930-1945.

He was Director of Industrial Surveys of South Wales, 1931 and 1936, Member of the Cardiff Advisory Committee UAB. He spent a year in the USA in the study of Industrial Relations, 1932–1933 and was Visiting Professor of Economics at Wisconsin University 1938-1939. He was an Acting Principal at the Board of Trade, 1940–1941, and Deputy Controller, Wales Division, of the Ministry of Labour, 1941–1942 and Labour Adviser to the Ministry of Production, 1943-1944.

He was elected as Member of Parliament for Cardiff East from 1945–1950, and for Middlesbrough East from 1950-1961. He was Secretary for Overseas Trade from 1945–1947; Paymaster-General, 1947–1948; Minister of Pensions, 1948–1951; and Minister of Health, January–October 1951. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1949.

He undertook lecture tours for the British Council in India, Pakistan and Ceylon, 1952–1953, in West Indies, 1954 and 1959 and in Finland, 1957, and was a representative at the Assemblies of the Council of Europe and Western European Union, 1957-1959. He was Deputy Chairman of the National Board for Prices and Incomes, 1965-1968. He was an Honorary Member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Marquand resigned

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