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Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

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The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions is a position in the UK cabinet, responsible for the Department for Work and Pensions. It was created in 2001 from the merger of the Employment part of the Department for Education and Employment (before 1995 which was an independent Department for Employment, and the Department for Social Security. It is the successor to the latter, which itself represents a restoration of the short-lived Ministry of Social Security, which merged in 1968 to form the Department for Health and Social Security.

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1 Minister of Pensions and National Insurance
2 Minister of Social Security
3 Secretary of State for Social Services
4 Secretary of State for Social Security
5 Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Minister of Pensions and National Insurance

Formed by merger of Minister of Pensions, and Minister of National Insurance in 1953.

Minister of Social Security

Formed by merger of Pensions and National Insurance, with the National Assistance Board in 1966.

Secretary of State for Social Services

Secretary of State for Social Security

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

See also: Secretary of State for Employment.