Minister of State for Defence

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Minister of State for Defence
Incumbent
Tom Jackson MHA

since 26 February 2014
Style The Right Honourable
Nominator Matthew Jones
Appointer James II
Term length At His Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holder Lancelot Dickenson
Formation 1 October 1907[1]
Salary £5,918[2] (7th)

The Minister of State for Defence is the senior member of the cabinet in charge of the Ministry of Defence. The minister is considered the most junior of the great offices of state and ranks fifth in the cabinet.

List of Ministers of State for Defence

# Name
(Birth–Death)
Electoral district
Party Affiliation In Office Duration Prime Minister Cabinet ministries
Daniel Thomas
(8 October 1919 – 7 August 2009)
MHA for Earnestvale
Democratic Party 1970 - 27 July 1975 Jonathan Braddock 45th
Jason Olsen
Stephen Kennett
(6 July 1920 – 8 July 1978)
MHA for Fredrickton
National Party 27 July 1975 - 8 July 1978[3] 2 years, 11 months, 11 day Jacob Meyer 46th; 47th
Alistair Cooper
(born 14 August 1922)
MHA for West Shore
National Party 10 July 1978 - 20 April 1980 1 year, 9 months, 10 days 47th
Gerald Zeitch
(30 June 1926 – 29 October 2006)
MHA for Boambee
Democratic Party 20 April 1980 - 11 March 1984 3 years, 10 months, 20 days Antonia Davidson 48th
Ray Snowdon
(born 18 November 1929)
MHA for Shepton
National Party 11 March 1984 - 20 November 1986 2 years, 8 months, 9 days Phillip Corbett 49th
Cassandra Yee
Yvonne Gates
Tim Jones
(born 31 August 1936)
MHA for Ossulstone South
Democratic Party 20 November 1986 - 16 March 1992 5 years, 3 months, 25 days Antonia Davidson 49th; 50th
Kevin Brewis
(born 5 February 1945)
MHA for Williamsdene South East
National Party 16 March 1992 - 30 September 1995 3 years, 6 months, 16 days John Tudor 51st
Neal Otway
(born 18 April 1938)
MHA for Newholme
National Party 30 September 1995 - 19 March 1997 1 year, 5 months, 20 days 51st; 52nd
Warren Hanna
(born 12 November 1940)
MHA for Gainsborough
National Party 19 March 1997 - 13 March 2000 2 years, 11 months, 23 days 52nd
Thomas Williamson
(born 1 September 1946)
MHA for Layton
Democratic Party 13 March 2000 - 15 March 2004[4] 4 years, 2 days Bill Howlett 53rd
Gregory Tyrell
(born 13 May 1939)
MHA for North Cunninghamshire
National Party 15 March 2004 - 10 March 2008 3 years, 11 months, 25 days Jim Goodwin 54th
Allan St Clair
(born 2 July 1947)
MHA for Red Range
National Party 10 March 2008 - 13 March 2012[5] 4 years, 3 days 55th
Colin Perrott
(born 8 November 1951)
MHA for Gainsborough
Democratic Party 13 March 2012 - 26 February 2014 1 year, 11 months, 13 days Matthew Jones 56th
Tom Jackson
(born 23 September 1962)
MHA for Baldersleigh
Democratic Party 26 February 2014 - Present Incumbent

See also

References and notes

  1. The post of Minister of State for Defence was established by way of an Order-in-Council at a meeting of Executive Council held on 1 October 1907. Prior to this, the Ministry of Defence was under the direct administration of the President of the Executive Council.
  2. The salary of the Minister of State for Defence is derived from his position as a member of Parliament and as a holder of a ministerial office. As of the opening of the 56th Parliament, all Senators and MHAs receive a salary of £1,170, plus a £47 per sitting day (not including a per diem amount for expenses). In addition, the Minister of State for Defence receives an additional salary of £918.
  3. Stephen Kennett died in office on the 8 July 1978
  4. Also defeated in his electoral district.
  5. Also defeated in his electoral district.

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