United Kingdoms Ministers
United Kingdom Parliamentary Private Secretaries

Parliamentary Private Secretaries are appointed by each Minister to assist him or her in their parliamentary duties but receive no extra salary. Some PPSs are assigned to a group of Ministers in a department rather than an individual. PPSs are expected to vote with the Government and to keep a low profile in the House. A PPS cannot, for exaMP.le, be a member of a select committee or table an amendment to a Government Bill

See United Kingdoms Ministers

1924 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the President of Board of Education
Susan Lawrence
Labour MP. and later member of the Government.

1929-31 Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health Ellen Wilkinson
Labour MP. and later member of the Government.

1930-31 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the  Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1931 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Postmaster General Mary Agnes Hamilton
Labour MP.

1937-40 Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education Thelma Cazalet-Keir
Conservative MP. and later member of the Government.

1945-46 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Pensions Jennie Adamson
Labour MP. and later member of the Government.

1945-46 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the President of the Board of Trade
1945-51 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Labour Barbara Castle
Labour MP. and later member of the Government.

1950-51 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of National Insurance Dorothy Rees
Labour MP.

1958-59 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Home Office Mervyn Pike
Conservative MP.

1962-64 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Transport Joan Quennell
Conservative MP.

1964-66 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Health Shirley Williams
Labour MP. and later member of the Government.

1965-66 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Land and Natural Resources Joyce Butler
Labour MP.

1972-74 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Joan Hall
Conservative MP.

1974-75 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Overseas Development Margaret Jackson
Labour MP. and later member of the Government

1975-76 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Education and Science
1976-77 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence Ann Taylor
Labour MP and later member of the Government

1976-77 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Department of Prices and Consumer Protection Millie Miller
Labour MP.

1977-79 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary to HM Treasury Oonagh McDonald
Labour MP.

1983-85 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Financial Secretary to HM Treasury Angela Rumbold
Conservative MP. and later member of the Government.

1985-86 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Department of Education and Science
1986-87 Minister for Overseas Development
1987-88 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Virginia Bottomley
Conservative MP. and later member of the Government.

1985-86 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Education and Science Edwina Currie
Conservative MP. and later member of the Government.

1985-86 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Transport
1986 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Department of Transport
1986-87 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Transport Marion Roe
Conservative MP. and later member of the Government.

1988-89 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Economic Secretary to HM Treasury Gillian Shepherd
Conservative MP. and later member of the Government.

1990 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ann Widdecombe
Conservative MP. and later member of the Government.

1991-92 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Home Office Elizabeth Peacock
1992 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Department of Social Security
Conservative MP.

1991-92 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Maureen Hicks
Conservative MP.

1992-93 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Home Office Emma Nicholson
1993-95 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
1995 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, HM Treasury
Conservative MP. and later changed to the Liberal Democrats. Created Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, of Winterbourne in the Royal County of Berkshire in 1997.

1992-94 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Deputy Leader of the Opposition Barbara Roche
1994 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Acting Leader of the Opposition
Labour MP. and later member of the government, she was PPS to Margaret Beckett

1993-94 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Department of Employment Angela Browning
Conservative MP. and later member of the Government.

1993-94 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry
1994-95 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Angela Knight
Conservative MP. and later member of the Government.

1994-95 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal Cheryl Gillan
Conservative MP. and later member of the Government.

1994-95 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State, Department of Social Security
1995-96 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Wales Jacqui Lait
Conservative MP. and later member of the Government.

1997-98 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Department of Health
1998-99 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary to HM Treasury Hazel Blears
Labour MP. and later member of the government.

1997-98 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister Ann Coffey
1998-2002 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Social Security
2002-06 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State of Transport
2006-07 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
2007-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exechequer (Alistair Darling, the "Finance Minister")
Labour MP.

1997-2001 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Education and Employment Jean Corston
Labour MP 1992-2005, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Labour Party 2001-05, Created Baroness Corston of Bristol East in 2005.

1997-98 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Department of Social Security Kate Hoey
Labour MP. and later member of the Government

1997-2001 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Helen Jackson
Labour MP.

1997-98 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Scotland Anne McGuire
Labour MP. and later member of the Government

1997-98 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions
1998-2001 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
2001-2003 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Cabinet Office Margaret Moran
Labour MP. and later Member of the Government

1997-98 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary to HM Treasury Rachel Squire
1998-2003 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Department of Education and Employment
Labour MP.

1997-2001 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Fiona Mactaggart
Labour MP.

1998-99 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1999-2003 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Lord Chancellor Bridget Prentice
Labour MP.

1998-2001 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Ministers of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Team PPS) Rosemary McKenna
Labour MP.

1999-2001 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Department of Health Maria Eagle
Labour MP. and later member of the Government

1999-2000 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence Sylvia Heal
Labour MP.

1999-2001 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions Sally Keeble
Labour MP and later member of the Government

1999 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Health Ann Keen
2003-07 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (Department of Treasury)
Labour MP and Vice-Minister from 2007.

1999-2002 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Scotland Office
2002-03 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Scotland Sandra Osborne
Labour MP.

1999-2003 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary to HM Treasury Joan Ryan
Labour MP. and later member of the Government

1999-2003 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Anne Campbell
Labour MP.

1999-2001 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Home Office Angela Evans Smith
2000-01 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State and Minister of State, Home Office
2007-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State
to the Prime Minister (Attending the Cabinet)
Labour MP. Various Junior Ministerial Posts 2001-07.

2000-05 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence Elizabeth Blackman
2005  Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the House of Commons
Labour MP and Vice-Minsiter from 2005.

2001-2002 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of Northern Ireland Gillian Merron
Labour MP. and later member of the government.

2001-2003 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Lord Chancellor Laura Moffatt
2003-2005 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Department of Constitutional Affairs
2005-07 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Department of Education
2007-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Health
Labour MP.

2001-2003 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Foreign and Commonwalth Office Caroline Flint
Labour MP.

2001-2003 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Linda Gilroy
2003-07 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
Labour MP.

2001-03 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of Northern Ireland Shona McIsaac
2003-05 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of the Home Office
2005-05 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of the Department of Trade and Industry
Labour MP.

2001-03 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Charlotte Atkins
Labour MP. and later member of the government

2001 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Department of Defence Lorna Fitzsimons
2001-03 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the House of Commons

2003-04 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Ministry of Defence (Team PPS) Dari Taylor
2004-05 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of the Home Office
Labour MP.

2003-09 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Dr. Phyllis Starkey
Labour MP.

2003-05 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of Health Claire Ward
Labour MP.

2003-05 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary of the Treasury Helen Southworth
Labour MP.

2003-05 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the  Department of Trade and Industry (Team PPS) Jackie Lawrence
Labour MP.

2003-04 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Department of Work and Pensions Kali Mountford
2004-05 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Immigration
2005-07 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Labour MP.

2003-04 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Department of Education and Skills (Team PPS)
2004-05 Parliamentary Private Secreaty to the Minister of State of Education Meg Munn
Labour MP since 2001 and Deputy Minister for Women from 2005, and Foreign Affairs from 2007.

2003-05 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State of Trade and Industry Oona King
Labour MP 2001-05. She is daughter of a Jewish-Britsh mother and an Afro-American father. (b. 1967-).

2004-05 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Lawrie Quinn
Labour MP.

2005-07 Paliamentary Private Secretaty to the Secretary of State of Culture, Media and Sports Barbara Follett
Labour MP. Junior Minister from 2007.

2005-07 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence Siobhain McDonagh
Labour MP. Junior Minister from 2007

2005-07 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Angela Christine Smith
2007-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Aide to Yvette Cooper

Labour MP.

2005- 07 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for the Department for Education and Skills Christine Russell
2007-
10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for the Department for Children, Schools and Families
Labour MP.

2005-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for the Department of Health Dawn Butler
Labour MP.

2005-06 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for the.... Anne Snelgrove
2007-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Transport
Labour MP. Junior Minister from 2006.

2005-07 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State of the Home Office Vera Baird
Labour MP and Junior Minister from 2007.

2005-07 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for the Northern Ireland Office Lynda Waltho
2007-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State to the Department for Justice
Labour MP.

2005-07 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of Works and Pensions Diana R. Johnson
Labour MP. Junior Minister from 2007.

2006-07 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State at the Department of Trade and Industry Kitty Ussher
Labour MP, Economic Secretary (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury) from 2007.

2006-07 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Meg Hillier
Labour MP. Junior Minister from 2007.

2007 Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Ministry of Justice Helen Goodman
Labour MP. Junior Minister from 2007.

2006-07 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury Sarah McCarthy-Fry
2007-08 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Secrtary to the Treasury - The Chief Whip (Rank of Junior Minister)
Member of the Government from 2008.

2006-07 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Dr. Roberta Blackman-Woods
2007-08 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence
2008-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the
Minister of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills/Business and the Minister for the North East 2008-10.

2006-07 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Europe Alison Seabeck
2008-09 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Transport
Assistant Government Whip 2007-08

2007-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills Lyn Brown

2007-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for International Development Kerry McCarthy

2007-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Wales Jessica Morden

2007-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Natascha Engel

2007-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for the Department for Children, Schools and Families Madeleine Moon

2007-08 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Department of Agriculture, Foods and Rural Affairs (Team PPS)
2008-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Department of Environment, Foods and Rural Affairs and the Minister for Women and Equality (Team PPS)
2010 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Acting Leader of the Opposition (Harriet Harman) Nia Griffith

2007-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for the Department for Health Rosie Cooper

2007-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for the Department for Health Helen Jones

2007-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skill Celia Barlow

2007-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Attorney General Claire Curtis-Thomas

2007-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the House of Commons and Minister of State for Women Barbara Keeley
Labour MP.

2007-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the President of the Privy Council and Leader of the House of Lords  Judy Mallaber 

2007-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary of the Treasury Mary Creagh

2008-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Children, Scools and Families (Beverley Hughes) Christine Russell

2008-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State of Culture, Media and Sport Mary Creagh

2008-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of Defence Sharon Hodgson

2009-10 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of Energy and Climate Change Emily Thornberry

2010- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Attorney General Jessica Lee

2010-
11 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State of Business, Innovation and Skills Jo Swinson
2011-12 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister
Liberal Democrat MP. Appointed Under-Secretary in 2012.

2010-12 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Universities Nicky Morgan
Appointed Under-Secretary in 2012 and later Cabinet Member.

2010-
12 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State at the Cabinet Office Angie Bray

2010-
12 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Jenny Willott
Appointed Assistant Government Whip in 2012

2010-
12 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of Health Anna Soubry
Appointed Under-Secretary in 2012

2010 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State at the Home Office Mary Macleod
2010-15 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State of Culture

2010-12 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of Employment Esther McVey
Appointed Under-Secretary in 2012

2012-14 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of Energy Therese Coffey
Later Assistant Government Whip and Under-Secretary.

2012-
15 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Trade and Investment Margot James
Assistant Government Whip in 2015 and appointed Under-Secretary in 2016.

2012-
14 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence Claire Perry
Under-Secretary 2014-16.

2012-
14 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Climate Change Laura Sandys

2012-
13 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Amber Rudd
Later Under-Secretary and Secretary of the Home Office.

2012-13 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Employment Harriet Baldwin
Appointed Assistant Government Whip 2014.

2012-14 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Lorely Burt
Later Assistant Government Whip

2013-15 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Business. Innovation and Skills Tessa Munt

2013-15 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Energy and Enterprise Nicola Blackwood

2013-15 2013 she was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence Penny Mordaunt
Later Minister of State in the same department.

2014-15 Parliamentary Private Secretary the Secretary of Education Caroline Dinenage

2015-16 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Rebecca Harris
2016- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

2016- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State at the Home Office Victoria Atkins

2016- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister of State Pauline Latham

2016- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister of State Amanda Milling

2016- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of Defence Jo Churchill

2016- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State Education Seema Kennedy

2016- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for International Trade Helen Whately

2016- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Wendy Morton

2016- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Transport Victoria Prentis

2016- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Communitis and Local Government Rebecca Pow

2016- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sheryll Murray

2016- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for International Development Kelly Tolhurst

2016- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for International Development Amanda Solloway

2016- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Culture, Media and Sport Mims Davies

2016- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Paymaster General Lucy Frazer

 

 

Last update 10.02.17