Minister of Reconstruction

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The Minister of Reconstruction was a British government post that briefly existed during the latter stages of the Second World War, charged with planning for the post-war period. A succession of government committees had failed to make much progress with the problems arising out of reconstruction and so in 1943 Winston Churchill took the bold step of appointing a single minister as a member of the War Cabinet.

Minister of Reconstruction (1917–19??)[edit]

Name Term of office Political party Prime Minister
Christopher Addison,
Vicount Addison
17 July 1917 10 January 1919 Liberal David Lloyd George
Auckland Geddes,
Baron Geddes
10 January 1919 ?? August 1919 Conservative David Lloyd George

Minister of Reconstruction (1943–1945)[edit]

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Name Portrait Term of office Political party Prime Minister
Frederick Marquis,
The Lord Woolton
1st Earl of Woolton 1947.jpg 11 November 1943 23 May 1945 Independent Winston Churchill

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