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Minister of State for Commonwealth Relations

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The Minister of State for Commonwealth Relations was a ministerial post in the Government of the United Kingdom from 1947 until 1966. The holder was responsible for assisting the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations in dealing with British relationships with members of the Commonwealth of Nations (its former colonies).

After 1966 the post was merged with the Minister of State for the Colonies and became the Minister of State for Commonwealth Affairs.

Office Holders

  • 1947: Arthur Henderson
  • Arthur Henderson held the post for less than two months before the position was abolished. It was then recreated in 1959.

  • 1959: Cuthbert Alport
  • 1962: The Duke of Devonshire
  • 1964: Cledwyn Hughes (to 1966)
  • References

    Minister of State for Commonwealth Relations Wikipedia


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