The list only includes individuals who have served at least part of their time as a Minister since 1900. The list is ordered by the total cumulative amount of service as a Minister.

The position of a government minister is not a Parliamentary position. Ministers are not formally required to sit in either House, though it has long been a convention that they do so.

Parliament: facts and figures

This series of publications contains data on various subjects relating to Parliament and Government. Topics include legislation, MPs, select committees, debates, divisions and Parliamentary procedure.


Please send any comments or corrections to the Parliament & Constitution Centre. Suggestions for new lists welcomed.

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