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Northern Ireland 1921–72

The Parliament of Northern Ireland was the home rule legislature created under the Government of Ireland Act 1920, which existed from 7 June 1921 to 30 March 1972, when it was suspended. It was subsequently abolished under the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973.

The third Government or Executive Committee of the Privy Council of Northern Ireland was led by Basil Brooke, who was Prime Minister from 1 May 1943 to 26 March 1963.


Office Member Term
Prime Minister Basil Brooke, 1st Viscount Brookeborough from 1 May 1943
Minister of Finance for Northern Ireland Maynard Sinclair
Brian Maginess from 13 February 1953
George Boyle Hanna from 20 April 1956
Terence O'Neill from 21 September 1956
Minister of Home Affairs for Northern Ireland W. Lowry
John Edward Warnock from 3 November 1944
Brian Maginess from 21 June 1946
John Edward Warnock from 11 September 1946
Brian Maginess from 4 November 1949
George Boyle Hanna from 26 October 1953
Terence O'Neill from 20 April 1956
Walter William Buchanan Topping from 23 October 1956
Brian Faulkner from 15 December 1959
Minister of Education for Northern Ireland Robert Corkey
Samuel Hall-Thompson from 1944
Harry Midgley from 1952
William May from 1957
Ivan Neill from 1962
Minister of Agriculture for Northern Ireland Robert Moore
Harry West from 1960
Minister of Labour for Northern Ireland William Grant
Brian Maginess from 2 August 1945
Harry Midgley from 1949
Ivan Neill from 1951
Herbert Kirk from 1962
Minister of Commerce for Northern Ireland Roland Nugent
William McCleery from 1949
Lord Glentoran from 1953
Jack Andrews from
Minister of Health for Northern Ireland William Grant post Created 1944
Dehra Parker from 26 August 1949 to 13 March 1957
Jack Andrews from 1957
William Morgan from 1961



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