Andrews ministry (Northern Ireland)

The Parliament of Northern Ireland was the home rule legislature created under the Government of Ireland Act 1920, which existed from 7 June 1921 to 30 March 1972, when it was suspended. It was subsequently abolished under the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973.

Andrews ministry
2nd Government of Northern Ireland
Date formed25 November 1940
Date dissolved31 April 1943
People and organisations
Head of stateGeorge VI
Head of governmentJ. M. Andrews
Deputy head of governmentVacant (1940–41)
John Milne Barbour (1941–43)
No. of ministers6
Member party
  •   UUP
  •   NILP (from 1943)
Status in legislatureMajority
39 / 52 (75%)
Opposition cabinetN/A - Nationalist Party largely abstained from attending Stormont
Opposition party
Opposition leaderThomas Joseph Campbell
Legislature term(s)5th House of Commons
PredecessorCraigavon ministry
SuccessorBrookeborough ministry

The second Government or Executive Committee of the Privy Council of Northern Ireland was led by J. M. Andrews, who was Prime Minister from 25 November 1940 to 31 April 1943.


Minister in the House of Commons Minister in the Senate
Office Member Term
Prime Minister J. M. Andrews 25 November 1940 to 31 April 1943
Minister of Finance for Northern Ireland J. M. Barbour from
Minister of Home Affairs for Northern Ireland Richard Dawson-Bates from
Minister of Education for Northern Ireland J. H. Robb from
Minister of Agriculture for Northern Ireland Herbert Dixon from
Minister of Labour for Northern Ireland John Fawcett Gordon from
Minister of Commerce for Northern Ireland Basil Brooke from
Minister of Public Security John MacDermott 25 June 1940 - 10 November 1941
William Grant 10 November 1941 - 6 May 1943
Harry Midgley from 6 May 1943



  1. ^ "The Government of Northern Ireland". Election demon. Archived from the original on 8 July 2007. Retrieved 28 June 2007.