Minister of Finance (Northern Ireland)


Minister of Finance (Northern Ireland)
Northern Ireland 1921–72
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The Minister of Finance (de facto Deputy Prime Minister) was a member of the Executive Committee of the Privy Council of Northern Ireland (Cabinet) in the Parliament of Northern Ireland which governed Northern Ireland from 1921 to 1972. The post was combined with that of the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland for a brief period in 1940 - 41 and was vacant for two weeks during 1953, following the death of incumbent Minister John Maynard Sinclair. The Office was often seen as being occupied by the Prime Minister's choice of successor. Two Ministers of Finance went on to be Prime Minister, while two more, Maginness and Jack Andrews were widely seen as possible successors to the Premiership.

# Name Took Office Prime Minister Party
1. Hugh MacDowell Pollock 7 June 1921 Craigavon Ulster Unionist
2. John Miller Andrews 21 April 1937 Craigavon, Andrews Ulster Unionist
3. John Milne Barbour 16 January 1941 Andrews Ulster Unionist
4. John Maynard Sinclair 6 May 1943 Brookeborough Ulster Unionist
Vacant 31 January 1953 Brookeborough N/A
5. Brian Maginess 13 February 1953 Brookeborough Ulster Unionist
6. George Boyle Hanna 20 April 1956 Brookeborough Ulster Unionist
7. Terence O'Neill 21 September 1956 Brookeborough Ulster Unionist
8. Jack Andrews 25 March 1963 O'Neill Ulster Unionist
9. Ivan Neill 22 July 1964 O'Neill Ulster Unionist
10. Herbert Kirk 2 April 1965 O'Neill, Chichester-Clark, Faulkner Ulster Unionist

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Deputy Prime Minister

From 3 May 1969, a separate and distinct office of Deputy Prime Minister was created and occupied by Jack Andrews, who was also Leader of the Senate.

Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Ministry of Finance

Office abolished 1943

Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (and Chief Whip)

Office abolished 1969

Assistant Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (and Assistant Chief Whip)

  • 1921 - 1925 Thomas Henry Burn
  • 1925 - 1929 Henry Mulholland
  • 1929 - 1933 Sir Basil Brooke
  • 1933 - 1941 Sir Wilson Hungerford
  • 1941 - 1942 Sir Norman Stronge
  • 1942 - 1943 Robert Corkey
  • 1943 - 1945 vacant
  • 1945 - 1958 John Edgar Bailey
  • 1958 Harry West
  • 1958 - 1961 William James Morgan
  • 1961 - 1963 William Fitzsimmons
  • 1963 James Chichester-Clark
  • 1963 - 1965 vacant
  • 1965 - 1966 Isaac George Hawthorne
  • 1966 - 1967 Roy Bradford and Samuel Magowan
  • 1967 - 1968 Samuel Magowan and vacancy
  • 1968 - 1969 Samuel Magowan and Joseph Burns
  • 1969 Samuel Magowan and John William Kennedy

Office abolished 1969

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