Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

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Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The head of the Department for Work and Pensions, a department of the British government responsible for administration of welfare policy, British Social Security, state pensions, and similar matters. Because the secretary oversees most government payments to citizens, he/she administers the largest budget of any department in the U.K. He/she is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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Foster father to 5,000 war orphans NINE-YEAROLD Tommy, of Cardiff, gazed up at the Minister of Pensions today and told him he wanted to be a bricklayer.
One story concerning a proposal by Sir Walter Womesley, the Minister of Pensions, for workers in the Ministry to meet up at Blackpool to celebrate its 25th anniversary, was met with "determined opposition" from staff members.
The Minister of Pensions in 1960 was John Boyd-Carpenter and, perhaps oddly for a pensions minister, he was keen to promote British exports.
Eitan, now 81, holds the minor position of minister of pensions but is also, by virtue of his career in Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, a member of the subset of the cabinet that deals with security policy.
It is very good of Mr Stephen Timms, the Minister of Pensions, to urge OAPs to apply for Pension Credit which could give them another pounds 40 a week.
As Minister of Pensions and later Minister of Social Security, she was a key figure in setting up the welfare state.
IT WAS only a few years ago that Lord (Alan) Sugar, a billionaire, said he kept writing to the Labour Minister of Pensions that he didn't need his winter fuel allowance but they still kept on sending it so he left it in the bank
I have written to no avail to the Minister of Pensions and Benefits about this discrimination.
Eye gift gets minister's thanks For Mr Ifor Richards, of Treharris, there was little thought when he made a gift of 23 artificial eyes from his stock to the Minister of Pensions for the benefit of war wounded that his action would have such far-reaching results.
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