Gro Harlem Brundtland's First Government

4 February 1981 - 14 October 1981

Labour Party

 

                                 Number of government members:
                                 04.02.1981                         17 
                                 14.10.1981                         17

                                 Number of state secretaries and private advisors/secretaries:
                                 04.02.1981                         33                        
                                 14.10.1981                         38

                                 Number of men/women in government:
                                 04.02.1981  13 men - 4 women
                                 14.10.1981  13 men - 4 women

 

Prime Minister
Brundtland, Gro Harlem
, former councillor of state. Prime Minister.


Minister of Foreign Affairs
Frydenlund, Knut, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Minister of Foreign Affairs.


Councillors of State
Kleppe, Per Andreas, Councillor of State. Councillor of State, Chief of the Secretariat of Planning.

Bolle, Eivind, Councillor of State. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Fisheries.

Hansen, Rolf Arthur, Councillor of State. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of the Environment; also responsible for the coordination of matters of Nordic cooperation.

Øksnes, Oskar Ingemann, Councillor of State. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Nilsen, Arne, Councillor of State. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Stoltenberg, Thorvald, Councillor of State. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Defence.

Bye, Ronald Joseph, Councillor of State. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Sand, Ulf Oscar, Councillor of State. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Finance and Customs.

Førde, Einar, Councillor of State. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Church and Education.

Rønbeck, Sissel Marie, Councillor of State. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Government Administration and Consumer Affairs.

Andreassen, Harriet, Councillor of State. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Local Government and Labour.

Johanson, Arvid Helmer, Councillor of State. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

Skau, Bjørn, former state secretary. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Justice and the Police.

Kristensen, Finn, Member of Storting. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Industry.

Gjesteby, Kari, state secretary. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Trade.


Change of ministers in Harlem Brundtland's First Government 1981:

Date Ministry Out of ministry Into ministry
None None


State Secretaries
Bucher-Johannessen, Olav, state secretary. State secretary, Office of the Prime Minister.

Øien, Arne, director. State secretary, Office of the Prime Minister.

Martinsen, Wiktor Asbjørn, private advisor. State secretary, Office of the Prime Minister.

Holst, Johan Jørgen, state secretary. State secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Hernes, Gudmund, state secretary. State secretary, Ministry of Finance - Secretariat of Planning.

Kristoffersen, Ivan Kolbjørn, state secretary. State secretary, Ministry of Fisheries.

Pedersen, Inger, state secretary. State secretary, Ministry of the Environment.

Skjølaas, Ola, state secretary. State secretary, Ministry of Agriculture.

Bøsterud, Helen Marie, state secretary. State secretary, Ministry of Social Affairs.

Bruland, Bjørn Rochmann, state secretary. State secretary, Ministry of Defence.

Pettersen, Sverre, state secretary. State secretary, Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Gerhardsen, Tove Astri Strand, state secretary. State secretary, Ministry of Finance and Customs.

Knudsen, Grete, state secretary. State secretary, Ministry of Church and Education.

Skard, Halvdan, state secretary. State secretary, Ministry of Church and Education.

Ølberg, Per Martin, state secretary. State secretary, Ministry of Trade.

Brannsten, Per Halvard, state secretary. State secretary, Ministry of Government Administration and Consumer Affairs.

Schjølberg, Birger, state secretary. State secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Labour.

Norvik, Harald, state secretary. State secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

Johansen, Thor-Erik, state secretary. State secretary, Ministry of Justice and the Police. Resigned 8 May 1981.

Tamburstuen, Trygve, state secretary. State secretary, Ministry of Industry.

Bendiksby, Hans, former private secretary. State secretary 12 June 1981, Ministry of Justice and the Police.


Private Advisors
Gjønnes, Jon Kjell, private advisor. Private advisor, Ministry of Local Government and Labour. Resigned 17 July 1981.

Sørheim, Ingjald Ørbeck, director general. Private advisor 6 February 1981, Office of the Prime Minister.


Private Secretaries
Bull, Bernt Øgrim, private secretary. Private secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Pettersen, Gunnar, private secretary. Private secretary, Ministry of Fisheries.

Valstrand, Liv, private secretary. Private secretary, Ministry of the Environment.

Roaldsøy, Nordahl Severin, private secretary. Private secretary, Ministry of Agriculture.

Andersen, Anne Lise, private secretary. Private secretary, Ministry of Social Affairs.

Staalesen, Inge, private secretary. Private secretary, Ministry of Social Affairs.

Larsen, Leonard, private secretary. Private secretary, Ministry of Defence.

Helle, Karen Margrethe, private secretary. Private secretary, Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Larsen, Svein, private secretary. Private secretary, Ministry of Church and Education.

Jamholt, Tone Bratteli, private secretary. Private secretary, Ministry of Government Administration and Consumer Affairs.

Hermansen, Bjørg, private secretary. Private secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Labour.

Walther, Arne, private secretary. Private secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

Teigen, Karin, office manager. Private secretary 10 February 1981, Office of the Prime Minister.

Andersen, Tor, journalist. Private secretary 23 February 1981, Ministry of Industry.

Finstad, Hanne, executive officer. Private secretary 1 March 1981, Ministry of Trade.

Aleksandersen, Oddny, information officer. Private secretary 23 March 1981, Ministry of Justice and the Police.

Ljones, Olav, research fellow. Private secretary 18 May 1981, Ministry of Finance and Customs.


Secretary to the Council of State
(director general at the Office of the Prime Minister)
Berggrav, Dag, director general and Secretary to the Council of State.


On 14 October 1981 Ms. Harlem Brundtland’s (first) government resigned, as national elections had rendered a non-Socialist majority in the Storting. At the same time Mr. Kåre Willoch’s Government was appointed.

Last updated: 12.04.2011