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Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education

Christopher Addison held his first ministerial position as Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education from 1914 to 1915.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education was a junior ministerial office in the United Kingdom Government. In 1899 the Board of Education Act abolished the Committee of the Privy Council which had been responsible for education matters and instituted a new Board from 1 April 1900. The Board was headed by a President. From the appointment of the Marquess of Londonderry as President in the Balfour government in August 1902 the post of Parliamentary Secretary to the Board was established.

The Board was in turn replaced by the Ministry of Education in 1944 and the post of Parliamentary Secretary to the Board was accordingly replaced by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education.

Parliamentary Secretaries to the Board of Education, 1902-1944Edit

Name Entered office Left office
Sir William Anson, Bt 11 August 1902 1905
Thomas Lough 1905 1908
Thomas McKinnon Wood 1908 1908
Charles Trevelyan 1908 1914
Christopher Addison 1914 1915
Herbert Lewis 1915 1923
Lord Eustace Percy 1923 1923
The Earl of Onslow 1923 1924
Morgan Jones 1924 1924
The Duchess of Atholl 1924 1929
Morgan Jones 1929 1931
Sir Kingsley Wood 1931 1931
Herwald Ramsbotham 1931 1935
The Earl De La Warr 1935 1936
Geoffrey Shakespeare 1936 1937
Kenneth Lindsay 1937 1940
James Chuter Ede 1940 3 August 1944