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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On the proposal of the Minister of Pensions Daniel Bacquelaine, the Council of Ministers approved a draft law that aims to transpose the European Directive IORP II on the activities and supervision of institutions for occupational retirement provision (IORP).
How on earth can a Minister of Pensions, say, suddenly become the Minister of Transport and so on?
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!
The Minister of Pensions in 1960 was John Boyd-Carpenter and, perhaps oddly for a pensions minister, he was keen to promote British exports.
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.
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