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The Ministry of Aviation was a department of the United Kingdom government established in 1959. Its responsibilities included the regulation of civil aviation and the supply of military aircraft, which it took on from the Ministry of Supply.

In 1967, the Ministry of Aviation merged into the Ministry of Technology[1] which took on the supply of military aircraft, while regulatory responsibilities were switched to the Board of Trade.

Ministers of Aviation

Parliamentary Secretaries

  • 22 October 1959: Geoffrey Rippon[2]
  • 9 October 1961: Christopher Woodhouse[2]
  • 16 July 1962: Basil de Ferranti[2]
  • 3 December 1962: Neil Marten[2]
  • 20 October 1964: John Stonehouse[4]
  • 6 April 1966 – 7 January 1967: Julian Snow[4]

Permanent Secretaries

  • 1959: Sir William Strath[5]
  • 1960: Henry Hardman[5] (knighted in 1962)[6]
  • 1963: Sir Richard Way[5]
  • 1966: Sir Richard Clarke[5]
  • 1966–7: Sir Ronald Melville[5]

References

  1. Edgerton, David (1996). Science, technology, and the British industrial "decline", 1870-1970. Cambridge; New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, p. 40. ISBN 978-0-521-57127-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 David Butler and Gareth Butler, Twentieth Century British Political Facts 1900-2000, Macmillan 2000, p. 27.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Butler and Butler, p. 58.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Butler and Butler, p. 30.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Butler and Butler, p. 301.
  6. Flight International, no. 2756, vol. 81, 4 January 1962, p. 2.

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