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Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food was a United Kingdom cabinet position, responsible for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. The post was originally named President of the Board of Agriculture and was created in 1889. In 1903 an Act was passed to transfer to the new-styled Board of Agriculture and Fisheries certain powers and duties relating to the fishing industry, and the post was renamed President of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries. In 1919 it was renamed Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. In 1954 the separate position of Minister of Food was merged into the post and it was renamed Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Successive Prime Ministers asked the Minister to upgrade the Ministry to a Department of State taking the title 'Secretary of State', but all refused.

On 8 June 2001, the Ministry merged with Secretary of State for the Environment into the office of Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. However, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food was not formally abolished until The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Dissolution) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/794) came into force on 27 March 2002. Until the Dissolution Order also made the necessary amendments to the law when it did come into force, many statutory functions were still vested in the holder of the office of Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, rather in the Secretary of State at large. For that reason, in a final twist, Margaret Beckett had to be appointed formally as the last ever Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food as well as becoming the first Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Presidents of the Board of Agriculture, 1889–1903

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party
Henry Chaplin 9 September 1889 11 August 1892 Conservative
Herbert Gardner 25 August 1892 21 June 1895 Liberal
Walter Long 4 July 1895 16 November 1900 Conservative
Robert William Hanbury 16 November 1900 28 April 1903 Conservative

Presidents of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, 1903–1919

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party
William Onslow
The Earl of Onslow
19 May 1903 12 March 1905 Conservative
Hon. Ailwyn Fellowes 12 March 1905 4 December 1905 Conservative
Robert Wynn-Carington
The Earl Carrington
10 December 1905 23 October 1911 Liberal
Walter Runciman 23 October 1911 6 August 1914 Liberal
Auberon Herbert
The Lord Lucas
6 August 1914 25 May 1915 Liberal
William Palmer
The Earl of Selborne
25 May 1915 11 July 1916 Conservative
David Lindsay
The Earl of Crawford
11 July 1916 10 December 1916 Conservative
Rowland Prothero 10 December 1916 15 August 1919 Conservative

Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries, 1919–1954

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party
Arthur Lee
The Lord Lee of Fareham
15 August 1919 13 February 1921 Conservative
Arthur Griffith-Boscawen 13 February 1921 24 October 1922 Conservative
Sir Robert Sanders, Bt 24 October 1922 22 January 1924 Conservative
Noel Buxton 22 January 1924 3 November 1924 Labour
Hon. E. F. L. Wood 6 November 1924 4 November 1925 Conservative
Hon. Walter Guinness 4 November 1925 4 June 1929 Conservative
Noel Buxton 7 June 1929 5 June 1930 Labour
Christopher Addison 5 June 1930 24 August 1931 Labour
Sir John Gilmour, Bt 25 August 1931 28 September 1932 Conservative
Walter Elliot 28 September 1932 29 October 1936 Conservative
William Morrison 29 October 1936 29 January 1939 Conservative
Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith 29 January 1939 14 May 1940 Conservative
Robert Hudson 14 May 1940 26 July 1945 Conservative
Tom Williams 3 August 1945 26 October 1951 Labour
Sir Thomas Dugdale, Bt 31 October 1951 20 July 1954 Conservative
Derick Heathcoat-Amory 28 July 1954 18 October 1954 Conservative

Ministers of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1954–2001

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party
Derick Heathcoat-Amory 18 October 1954 6 January 1958 Conservative
Hon. John Hare 6 January 1958 27 July 1960 Conservative
Christopher Soames 27 July 1960 16 October 1964 Conservative
Fred Peart 16 October 1964 6 April 1968 Labour
Cledwyn Hughes 6 April 1968 19 June 1970 Labour
James Prior 20 June 1970 5 November 1972 Conservative
Joseph Godber 5 November 1972 4 March 1974 Conservative
Fred Peart 5 March 1974 10 September 1976 Labour
Hon. John Silkin 10 September 1976 4 May 1979 Labour
Peter Walker 5 May 1979 11 June 1983 Conservative
Michael Jopling 11 June 1983 13 June 1987 Conservative
John MacGregor 13 June 1987 24 July 1989 Conservative
John Gummer 24 July 1989 27 May 1993 Conservative
Gillian Shephard 27 May 1993 20 July 1994 Conservative
Hon. William Waldegrave 20 July 1994 5 July 1995 Conservative
Hon. Douglas Hogg 5 July 1995 2 May 1997 Conservative
Jack Cunningham 3 May 1997 27 July 1998 Labour
Nick Brown 27 July 1998 8 June 2001 Labour
Margaret Beckett 8 June 2001 27 March 2002 Labour
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