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Members of the Cabinet are in bold face.

Office Name Dates Notes
Prime Minister,
First Lord of the Treasury
and Minister for the Civil Service
John Major April 1992 – 1 May 1997  
Lord Chancellor The Lord Mackay of Clashfern April 1992  
Lord President of the Council
and Leader of the House of Commons
Tony Newton 10 April 1992  
Lord Privy Seal
and Leader of the House of Lords
The Lord Wakeham 11 April 1992  
Viscount Cranborne 20 July 1994  
Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont April 1992  
Kenneth Clarke 27 May 1993  
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Michael Portillo 10 April 1992  
Jonathan Aitken 20 July 1994  
Hon. William Waldegrave 5 July 1995  
Minister of State, Treasury Sir John Cope 14 April 1992 – 20 July 1994 also Paymaster-General
Anthony Nelson 20 July 1994 – 6 July 1995  
David Heathcoat-Amory 20 July 1994 – 20 July 1996 also Paymaster-General
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury Richard Ryder April 1992  
Alastair Goodlad 5 July 1995  
Financial Secretary to the Treasury Stephen Dorrell 14 April 1992  
Sir George Young, Bt 20 July 1994  
Michael Jack 5 July 1995  
Lords of the Treasury Greg Knight April 1992 – 27 May 1993  
Irvine Patnick April 1992 – 20 July 1994  
Nicholas Baker April 1992 – 20 July 1994  
Tim Wood 14 April 1992 – 5 July 1995  
Tim Boswell 14 April 1992 – 11 December 1992  
Timothy Kirkhope 11 December 1992 – 5 July 1995  
Andrew MacKay 27 May 1993 – 17 October 1995  
Derek Conway 20 July 1994 – 23 July 1996  
Andrew Mitchell 20 July 1994 – 5 July 1995  
Bowen Wells 5 July 1995 – 1 May 1997  
Simon Burns 5 July 1995 – 23 July 1996  
David Willetts 5 July 1995 – 28 November 1995  
Michael Bates 17 October 1995 – 11 December 1996  
Liam Fox 28 November 1995 – 23 July 1996  
Patrick McLoughlin 23 July 1996 – 1 May 1997  
Roger Knapman 23 July 1996 – 1 May 1997  
Richard Ottaway 23 July 1996 – 1 May 1997  
Gyles Brandreth 11 December 1996 – 1 May 1997  
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Hon. Douglas Hurd April 1992  
Malcolm Rifkind 5 July 1995  
Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Lynda Chalker April 1992 – 1 May 1997 also Minister of Overseas Development; created Baroness Chalker of Wallasey 24 April 1992
Tristan Garel-Jones April 1992 – 27 May 1993  
Hon. Douglas Hogg April 1992 – 5 July 1995  
Alastair Goodlad 15 April 1992 – 5 July 1995  
David Heathcoat-Amory 27 May 1993 – 20 July 1994  
David Davis 20 July 1994 – 1 May 1997  
Jeremy Hanley 5 July 1995 – 1 May 1997  
Sir Nicholas Bonsor, Bt 5 July 1995 – 1 May 1997  
Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Hon. Mark Lennox-Boyd April 1992  
Vacant 20 July 1994  
Liam Fox 23 July 1996  
Minister for Overseas Development Lynda Chalker April 1992 also Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs; created Baroness Chalker of Wallasey 24 April 1992
Secretary of State for the Home Department Kenneth Clarke 11 April 1992  
Michael Howard 27 May 1993  
Minister of State for Home Affairs The Earl Ferrers April 1992 – 20 July 1994  
Michael Jack 14 April 1992 – 27 May 1993  
Peter Lloyd 14 April 1992 – 20 July 1994  
David Maclean 27 May 1993 – 1 May 1997  
Michael Forsyth 20 July 1994 – 5 July 1995  
The Baroness Blatch 20 July 1994 – 1 May 1997  
Ann Widdecombe 5 July 1995 – 1 May 1997  
Under-Secretary of State for Home Affairs Charles Wardle 15 April 1992 – 20 July 1994  
Nicholas Baker 20 July 1994 – 17 October 1995  
Timothy Kirkhope 17 October 1995 – 1 May 1997  
Hon. Tom Sackville 28 November 1995 – 1 May 1997  
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food John Gummer April 1992  
Gillian Shephard 24 May 1993  
Hon. William Waldegrave 20 July 1994  
Hon. Douglas Hogg 5 July 1995  
Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food David Curry 14 April 1992 – 27 May 1993  
Michael Jack 27 May 1993 – 5 July 1995  
Tony Baldry 5 July 1995 – 1 May 1997  
Under-Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Hon. Nicholas Soames 14 April 1992 – 20 July 1994  
The Earl Howe 14 April 1992 – 5 July 1995  
Angela Browning 20 July 1994 – 1 May 1997  
Tim Boswell 5 July 1995 – 1 May 1997  
Secretary of State for Defence Malcolm Rifkind 15 April 1992  
Michael Portillo 5 July 1995  
Minister of State for the Armed Forces Hon. Archie Hamilton April 1992  
Jeremy Hanley 27 May 1993  
Hon. Nicholas Soames 20 July 1994  
Minister of State for Defence Procurement Jonathan Aitken 14 April 1992  
Roger Freeman 20 July 1994  
James Arbuthnot 6 July 1995  
Under-Secretary of State for Defence Viscount Cranborne 22 April 1992 – 20 July 1994  
The Lord Henley 20 July 1994 – 6 July 1995  
The Earl Howe 6 July 1995 – 2 May 1997  
Secretary of State for Education John Patten 10 April 1992  
Gillian Shephard 20 July 1994 Secretary of State for Education and Employment after 5 July 1995
Minister of State, Education The Baroness Blatch 14 April 1992 – 20 July 1994  
Eric Forth 20 July 1994 – 2 May 1997 Minister of State, Education and Employment after 5 July 1995
Minister of State, Education and Employment The Lord Henley 6 July 1995 – 2 May 1997  
Under-Secretary of State, Education Eric Forth 14 April 1992 – 20 July 1994  
Nigel Forman 14 April 1992 – 11 December 1992  
Tim Boswell 19 December 1992 – 6 July 1995  
Robin Squire 27 May 1993 – 2 May 1997 Under-Secretary of State, Education and Employment after 5 July 1995
Under-Secretary of State, Education and Employment James Paice 7 July 1995 – 2 May 1997  
Cheryl Gillan 6 July 1995 – 2 May 1997  
Secretary of State for Employment Gillian Shephard 12 April 1992  
David Hunt 27 May 1993  
Michael Portillo 20 July 1994 Merged with the Office of Education 5 July 1995
Minister of State, Employment Michael Forsyth 14 April 1992 – 20 July 1994  
Ann Widdecombe 20 July 1995 – 5 July 1995  
Under-Secretary of State, Employment The Viscount Ullswater April 1992 – 16 September 1993  
Patrick McLoughlin 14 April 1992 – 27 May 1993  
Ann Widdecombe 27 May 1993 – 20 July 1994  
The Lord Henley 16 September 1993 – 20 July 1994  
James Paice 20 July 1994 – 5 July 1995  
Hon. Phillip Oppenheim 20 July 1994 – 5 July 1995  
Minister of State, Energy Timothy Eggar 15 April 1992 – 20 July 1994 under Office of Trade and Industry; became Minister of State, Energy and Industry 20 July 1994
Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Howard 11 April 1992  
John Gummer 27 May 1993  
Minister of State for Local Government John Redwood 15 April 1992  
David Curry 27 May 1993  
Minister of State for Housing Sir George Young, Bt April 1992  
The Viscount Ullswater 20 July 1994 Post renamed Minister of State for Construction 6 July 1995
Minister of State for Construction Robert Jones 6 July 1995  
Minister of State for Environment and Countryside David Maclean 14 April 1992  
Tim Yeo 27 May 1993  
Robert Atkins 7 January 1994  
The Earl Ferrers 6 July 1995  
Under-Secretary of State, Environment Tony Baldry April 1992 – 20 July 1994  
The Lord Strathclyde 15 April 1992 – 16 September 1993  
Robin Squire 15 April 1992 – 27 May 1993  
The Baroness Denton 16 September 1993 – 11 January 1994  
The Earl of Arran 11 January 1994 – 20 July 1994  
Sir Paul Beresford 20 July 1994 – 2 May 1997  
Robert Jones 20 July 1994 – 6 July 1995  
James Clappison 6 July 1995 – 2 May 1997  
Secretary of State for Health Virginia Bottomley 10 April 1992  
Stephen Dorrell 5 July 1995  
Minister of State, Health Brian Mawhinney 14 April 1992  
Gerry Malone 20 July 1994  
Under-Secretary of State, Health and Social Security Hon. Tom Sackville 14 April 1992 – 29 November 1995  
The Baroness Cumberlege 14 April 1992 – 2 May 1997
Tim Yeo 15 April 1992 – 27 May 1993  
John Bowis 27 May 1993 – 23 July 1996  
John Horam 29 November 1995 – 2 May 1997  
Simon Burns 23 July 1996 – 2 May 1997  
Secretary of State for Social Security Peter Lilley 10 April 1992  
Minister of State, Social Security Nicholas Scott April 1992 – 20 July 1994
William Hague 20 July 1994 – 5 July 1995  
The Lord MacKay of Ardbrecknish 20 July 1994 – 2 May 1997  
Alistair Burt 6 July 1995 – 2 May 1997  
Under-Secretary of State, Social Security The Lord Henley April 1992 – 16 September 1993  
Ann Widdecombe April 1992 – 27 May 1993  
Alistair Burt 14 April 1992 – 6 July 1995  
William Hague 27 May 1993 – 20 July 1994  
The Viscount Astor 16 September 1993 – 20 July 1994  
James Arbuthnot 20 July 1994 – 6 July 1995  
Roger Evans 20 July 1994 – 2 May 1997  
Andrew Mitchell 6 July 1995 – 2 May 1997  
Oliver Heald 6 July 1995 – 2 May 1997  
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Hon. William Waldegrave 11 April 1992 also Minister for the Public Service
David Hunt 20 July 1994 also Minister for the Public Service
Roger Freeman 5 July 1995 also Minister for the Public Service
Parliamentary Secretary for the Public Service Robert V. Jackson 15 April 1992  
David Davis 27 May 1993  
Robert Hughes 20 July 1994  
John Horam 6 March 1995  
David Willetts 28 November 1995  
Vacant 20 July 1996  
Michael Bates 16 December 1996  
Secretary of State for National Heritage David Mellor 11 April 1992  
Hon. Peter Brooke 25 September 1992  
Stephen Dorrell 20 July 1994  
Virginia Bottomley 5 July 1995  
Minister of State, National Heritage Iain Sproat 6 July 1995  
Under-Secretary of State, National Heritage Robert Key 14 April 1992 – 27 May 1993  
Iain Sproat 27 May 1993 – 6 July 1995  
The Viscount Astor 20 July 1994 – 6 July 1995  
The Lord Inglewood 6 July 1995 – 2 May 1997  
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Sir Patrick Mayhew 10 April 1992  
Minister of State, Northern Ireland Robert Atkins 14 April 1992 – 11 January 1994  
Michael Mates 15 April 1992 – 24 June 1993  
Sir John Wheeler 25 June 1993 – 2 May 1997  
Michael Ancram 11 January 1994 – 2 May 1997  
Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Jeremy Hanley April 1992 – 27 May 1993  
The Earl of Arran 22 April 1992 – 11 January 1994  
Michael Ancram 27 May 1993 – 5 January 1994  
The Baroness Denton 20 July 1994 – 2 May 1997  
Tim Smith 6 January 1994 – 20 October 1994  
Malcolm Moss 25 October 1994 – 2 May 1997  
Paymaster-General Sir John Cope 14 April 1992 also Minister of State, Treasury
David Heathcoat-Amory 20 July 1994 also Minister of State, Treasury
David Willetts 20 July 1996  
Michael Bates 16 December 1996  
Minister without Portfolio Jeremy Hanley 20 July 1994 – 5 July 1995  
Brian Mawhinney 5 July 1995 – 2 May 1997  
Secretary of State for Scotland Ian Lang April 1992  
Michael Forsyth 5 July 1995  
Minister of State for Scotland The Lord Fraser of Carmyllie 14 April 1992 – 6 July 1995  
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton 6 July 1995 – 2 May 1997  
Under-Secretary of State for Scotland Lord James Douglas-Hamilton April 1992 – 6 July 1995  
Allan Stewart April 1992 – 8 February 1995  
Sir Hector Monro 14 April 1992 – 6 July 1995  
George Kynoch 8 February 1995 – 2 May 1997  
The Earl of Lindsay 6 July 1995 – 2 May 1997  
Raymond Robertson 6 July 1995 – 2 May 1997  
Minister for Consumer Affairs The Earl Ferrers 20 July 1994 Office abolished 6 July 1995
Minister for Trade Richard Needham 14 April 1992  
Anthony Nelson 6 July 1995  
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Michael Heseltine 10 April 1992  
Ian Lang 5 July 1995  
Minister for Industry Hon. Tim Sainsbury 15 April 1992  
Vacant 20 July 1994  
Minister of State for Trade and Industry The Lord Strathclyde 11 January 1994 – 20 July 1994  
The Lord Fraser of Carmyllie 6 July 1995 – 2 May 1997  
Minister of State, Energy and Industry Timothy Eggar 20 July 1994  
Greg Knight 23 July 1996  
Under-Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Edward Leigh April 1992 – 27 May 1993  
Neil Hamilton 14 April 1992 – 25 October 1994  
The Baroness Denton 14 April 1992 – 16 September 1993  
Jonathan Evans 27 October 1994 – 29 November 1995  
Patrick McLoughlin 27 May 1993 – 20 July 1994  
The Lord Strathclyde 16 September 1993 – 11 January 1994  
Charles Wardle 20 July 1994 – 11 February 1995  
Ian Taylor 20 July 1994 – 2 May 1997  
Richard Page 14 February 1995 – 2 May 1997  
Hon. Phillip Oppenheim 7 July 1995 – 2 May 1997  
John Mark Taylor 29 November 1995 – 2 May 1997  
Secretary of State for Transport John MacGregor 10 April 1992  
Brian Mawhinney 20 July 1994  
Sir George Young, Bt 5 July 1995  
Minister for Public Transport Roger Freeman April 1992 – 20 July 1994  
Minister for Railways and Roads The Earl of Caithness 14 April 1992 – 11 January 1994  
John Watts 20 July 1994 – 2 May 1997  
Under-Secretary of State for Transport Kenneth Carlisle 14 April 1992 – 27 May 1993  
Steven Norris 14 April 1992 – 23 July 1996  
Robert Key 27 May 1993 – 20 July 1994  
The Lord MacKay of Ardbrecknish 11 January 1994 – 20 July 1994  
The Viscount Goschen 20 July 1994 – 2 May 1997  
John Bowis 23 July 1996 – 2 May 1997  
Secretary of State for Wales David Hunt April 1992  
John Redwood 27 May 1993  
William Hague 5 July 1995  
Minister of State for Wales Wyn Roberts April 1992 – 20 July 1994  
Under-Secretary of State for Wales Nicholas Bennett April 1992 – 14 April 1994  
Gwilym Jones 14 April 1992 – 2 May 1997  
Rod Richards 20 July 1994 – 2 June 1996  
Jonathan Evans 2 June 1996 – 2 May 1997  
Attorney General Sir Nicholas Lyell 9 April 1992  
Solicitor General Sir Derek Spencer 15 April 1992  
Lord Advocate The Lord Rodger of Earlsferry 15 April 1992  
The Lord Mackay of Drumadoon 7 November 1995  
Solicitor General for Scotland Thomas Dawson 15 April 1992 Not an MP
Donald Mackay 4 May 1995 Not an MP
Paul Cullen 7 November 1995 Not an MP
Treasurer of the Household David Heathcoat-Amory 15 April 1992  
Greg Knight 7 June 1993  
Andrew MacKay 23 July 1996  
Comptroller of the Household David Lightbown April 1992  
Timothy Wood 7 July 1995  
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household Sydney Chapman 15 April 1992  
Timothy Kirkhope 7 July 1995  
Andrew MacKay 18 October 1995  
Derek Conway 23 July 1996  
Captain of the Gentlemen-at-Arms The Lord Hesketh April 1992  
The Viscount Ullswater 16 September 1993  
The Lord Strathclyde 20 July 1994  
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard The Earl of Strathmore April 1992  
The Earl of Arran 20 July 1994  
The Lord Inglewood January 1995  
The Lord Chesham 8 July 1995  
Lords-in-Waiting The Viscount Long April 1992 – 2 May 1997  
The Lord Cavendish of Furness April 1992 – 22 April 1993  
The Viscount Astor April 1992 – 16 September 1993  
The Viscount St Davids 22 April 1992 – 20 July 1994  
The Viscount Goschen 22 April 1992 – 20 July 1994  
The Baroness Trumpington 22 April 1992 – 2 May 1997  
The Lord MacKay of Ardbrecknish 15 October 1993 – 11 January 1994  
The Lord Annaly 18 March 1994 – 20 July 1994  
The Lord Lucas of Crudwell 21 July 1994 – 2 May 1997  
The Baroness Miller of Hendon 21 July 1994 – 2 May 1997  
The Lord Inglewood 21 July 1994 – January 1995  
The Earl of Lindsay 12 January 1995 – 6 July 1995  
The Earl of Courtown 8 July 1995 – 2 May 1997  

References

Preceded by
Conservative Government 1990-1992
Government of the United Kingdom
1992–1997
Succeeded by
Labour Government 1997-present
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