Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs

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The position of Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs was a British cabinet-level position created in 1925 responsible for British relations with the Dominions — Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Newfoundland, and the Irish Free State — and the self-governing Crown colony of Southern Rhodesia.wikipedia
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Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs

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The Secretary was supported by an Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs.
The position of Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs was a British ministerial position, subordinate to that of Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, created in 1925 to deal with British relations with the Dominions – Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Newfoundland, and the Irish Free State.

Secretary of State for the Colonies

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When initially created, the office was held in tandem with that of Secretary of State for the Colonies; this arrangement persisted until June 1930.
In 1925 part of the Colonial Office was separated out as the Dominions Office, with its own Secretary of State.

Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations

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In 1947, the name of the office was changed to the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations. The Viscount Addison took up the new post of Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations on 7 July 1947.
The position was created in 1947 out of the old position of Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs.

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

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The India Office was a constituent predecessor department of the Foreign Office, as were the Colonial Office and the Dominions Office.

Dominion

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The position of Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs was a British cabinet-level position created in 1925 responsible for British relations with the Dominions — Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Newfoundland, and the Irish Free State — and the self-governing Crown colony of Southern Rhodesia.
Southern Rhodesia was not one of the territories that were mentioned in the 1931 Statute of Westminster although relations with Southern Rhodesia were administered in London through the Dominion Office, not the Colonial Office.

Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount Addison

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The Viscount Addison took up the new post of Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations on 7 July 1947.
He was also Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs in Attlee's first cabinet, directing the transformation of the Dominion Affairs Office into the Office of Commonwealth Relations and playing an instrumental role in Labour's early anti-imperialist policies and the strengthening of the British Commonwealth.

Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield

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He served as both Secretary of State for the Colonies and Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs in Ramsay MacDonald second Labour Government in 1929.

Edward Stanley, Lord Stanley (born 1894)

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The eldest son of the 17th Earl of Derby, he held minor political office before being appointed Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs in 1938, sitting in the cabinet alongside his brother Oliver Stanley.

Malcolm MacDonald

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In the 1935 general election held that autumn MacDonald narrowly lost his seat but after some discussion Baldwin decided to retain him in government, albeit moving him to the post of Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs in a direct swap with James Henry Thomas who had created problems with some Dominion governments.

J. H. Thomas

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He became Secretary of State for the Dominions in 1930 and retained that position in Ramsay MacDonald's National Government (1931–1935).

Stanley Baldwin

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June 1925 – The post of Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs was created, held by Leo Amery in tandem with Secretary of State for the Colonies.

Anthony Eden

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Instead, he returned to Chamberlain's government as Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, but was not in the War Cabinet.

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury

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He was made Paymaster-General by Winston Churchill in May 1940 for the duration of the Battle of Britain but was appointed Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs from 1940 to 1942.

Neville Chamberlain

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Chamberlain also gave Eden a government post (Dominions Secretary) but not a seat in the small War Cabinet.

Thomas Inskip, 1st Viscount Caldecote

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In early 1939 he was replaced by the former First Sea Lord, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Chatfield, and moved to become Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs.

Marquess of Salisbury

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During his career Lord Salisbury notably held office as Paymaster-General, Secretary of State for the Dominions, Secretary of State for the Colonies, Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords.

Clement Attlee

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Attlee was initially the Lord Privy Seal, before becoming Britain's first ever Deputy Prime Minister in 1942, as well as becoming the Dominions Secretary and the Lord President of the Council.

Union of South Africa

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The position of Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs was a British cabinet-level position created in 1925 responsible for British relations with the Dominions — Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Newfoundland, and the Irish Free State — and the self-governing Crown colony of Southern Rhodesia.

Dominion of Newfoundland

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The position of Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs was a British cabinet-level position created in 1925 responsible for British relations with the Dominions — Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Newfoundland, and the Irish Free State — and the self-governing Crown colony of Southern Rhodesia.

Irish Free State

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The position of Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs was a British cabinet-level position created in 1925 responsible for British relations with the Dominions — Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Newfoundland, and the Irish Free State — and the self-governing Crown colony of Southern Rhodesia.

Crown colony

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The position of Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs was a British cabinet-level position created in 1925 responsible for British relations with the Dominions — Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Newfoundland, and the Irish Free State — and the self-governing Crown colony of Southern Rhodesia.

Southern Rhodesia

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The position of Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs was a British cabinet-level position created in 1925 responsible for British relations with the Dominions — Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Newfoundland, and the Irish Free State — and the self-governing Crown colony of Southern Rhodesia.