This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.

Definition: Secretary of State

A Secretary of State is a cabinet minister in charge of Government depoartments. Legislation generally only refers to Secretary of State. In this guide the current allocation of departmental responsibility has been indicated, eg the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport is responsible for listing buildings.

Was this page helpful?