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The Cabinet at 1967 Devaluation

The Pound in Your Pocket graphic
BBC Parliament will screen a series of programmes on devaluation from 1800 GMT on 18 November 2007

The Cabinet:

Prime Minister - Harold Wilson

Deputy Prime Minister - Michael Stewart

Leader of the House of Commons - Richard Crossman

Leader of the House of Lords - Earl of Longford

Lord Chancellor - Lord Gardiner

Chancellor of the Exchequer - Jim Callaghan

Economic Affairs Secretary - Peter Shore

Foreign Secretary - George Brown

Commonwealth Affairs Secretary - George Thomson

Home Secretary - Roy Jenkins

Defence Secretary - Denis Healey

It does not mean that the pound here in Britain, in your pocket, in your purse or bank has been devalued
Harold Wilson in his broadcast to the nation

Education & Science Secretary - Patrick Gordon Walker

Health Secretary- Kenneth Robinson

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food - Fred Peart

Minister of Housing & Local Government - Anthony Greenwood

Minister of Labour - Ray Gunter

Minister of Power - Richard Marsh

Minister of Technology- Tony Benn

Minister of Transport - Barbara Castle

President of the Board of Trade - Anthony Crosland

Scottish Secretary - William Ross

Welsh Secretary - Cledwyn Hughes

Minister without Portfolio- Lord Shackleton

To mark the 40th anniversary of the devaluation BBC Parliament has put together an evening of archive programmes

Cliff Michelmore returns to the BBC to follow the story of the ailing pound as the saga unfolded at the time - from devaluation in November 1967 to the harsh budget ("stage three of devaluation") in March 1968.

Join Cliff Michelmore for The Pound In Your Pocket at 1800 GMT, Sunday November 18 on BBC Parliament


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