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.

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