The Cabinet, Mr William Whitelaw seated next to the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The full Conservative Cabinet line up. Front Row L-R: Peter Walker (Agriculture); James Prior (Northern Ireland); Sir Keith Joseph (Education & Science); Lord Carrington (Foreign Secretary); William Whitelaw (Home Secretary); Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister), Lord Hailsham (Lord Chancellor); Sir Geoffrey Howe (Chancellor of the Exchequer); Francis Pym (Lord President); John Nott (Defence) and Michael Heseltine (Environment). Back Row L-R: Michael Jopling (Chief Whip); Norman Tebbit (Employment); Baroness Young (Chancellor, Duchy of Lancaster); Norman Fowler (Social Services); John Biffen (Trade); Humphrey Atkins (Privy Seal); George Younger (Scotland); Nicholas Edwards (Wales); Patrick Jenkin (Industry); David Howell (Transport); Leon Brittan (Chief Secretary); Nigel Lawson (Energy); Cecil Parkinson (Paymaster General ) and Sir Robert Armstrong (Cabinet Secretary).
The new Cabinet of Mrs Thatcher's Conservative government. *Standing from left, Chief Whip, Mr John Wakeham ; Agriculture Minister, Mr Michael Jopling ; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Lord Cockfield ; Employment Secretary, Mr Norman Tebbit ; Lord Privy Seal, Mr John Biffen ; Welsh Secretary, Mr Nicholas Edwards ; Environment Secretary, Mr Patrick Jenkin ; Social Services Secretary, Mr Norman Fowler ; Trade and Industry Secretary, Mr Cecil Parkinson ; Transport Secretary, Mr Tom King ; Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Mr Peter Rees ; and Secretary to to the Cabinet, Sir Robert Armstrong. Seated from left, Defence Secretary Mr Michael Heseltine ; Northern Ireland Secretary Mr James Prior ; Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Nigel Lawson ; Foreign Secretary, Sir Geoffrey Howe ; Lord President, Viscount Whitelaw ; Premier Mrs Margaret Thatcher ; Lord Chancellor, Lord Hailsham ; Home Secretary, Mr Leon Brittan ; Education Secretary, Sir Keith Jospeh ; Energy Secretary, Mr Peter Walker ; and Scottish Secretary, Mr George Younger.
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Margaret Thatcher and Geoffrey Howe
Crossing the tarmac at Heathrow airport, London prior to a flight to Stuttgart, are Premier Margaret Thatcher, and the new Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe (left). They are attending the Stuttgart Summit, where Mrs Thatcher is expected to demand tougher controls on runaway agriculture finances -- the major cause of Britain's Common Market budget problems.