The British Cabinet in 1979 Margaret Thatcher's Government (Formed May 1979)

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Deputy Prime Minister William Whitelaw
Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington
Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Geoffrey Howe
Lord Chancellor Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone
Home Secretary William Whitelaw
Secretary of State for Social Services Patrick Jenkin
Secretary of State for Defence Frances Pym
Secretary of State for Employment James Prior
Secretary of State for Education and Science Mark Carlisle
Secretary of State for Wales Nicholas Edwards
Secretary of State for Trade John Nott
Secretary of State for Industry Sir Keith Joseph, Bt
Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Heseltine
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Humphrey Atkins
Secretary of State for Energy David Howell
Paymaster-General Angus Maude
Chief Secretary to the Treasury John Biffen
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Lords Lord Soames
Lord Privy Seal Sir Ian Gilmour
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Leader of House of Commons Norman St John-Stevas
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food Peter Walker
Minister for the Arts Norman St John-Stevas