|Name||Entered office||Left office||Party||Notes|
|Tony Benn||5 March 1974||10 June 1975||Labour|
|Eric Varley||10 June 1975||4 May 1979||Labour|
|Sir Keith Joseph||7 May 1979||14 September 1981||Conservative|
|Patrick Jenkin||14 September 1981||12 June 1983||Conservative|
Merged with Secretary of State for Trade to form Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (which previously existed 1970-1974). See also Secretary of State for Industry, Trade, and Regional Development.