State Secretaries in Norwegian Ministries

1947 -

The political post as state secretary at the Office of the Norwegian Prime Minister since 1956 is a continuiation of the post as secretary to the prime minister. This was first established in 1829. The posts as state secretary in the ministries was gradually introduced from 1947.

The state secretaries and the political advisers are the political collaborators of the prime minister and the ministers. The state secretaries are appointed by the King, while the political advisers are appointed by the Office of the Prime Minister.

In the years 1814-1925 the title of state secretary was used for the office as secretary to the Council of State.

 

11 July 1947 -  

Office of the Prime Minister
Secretary to the Prime Minister/State Secretaries at the Office of the Prime Minister
1945-

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
State Secretaries
1948

 

Ministry of Church and Education/Ministry of Education and Research/
Ministry of Education, Research and Church Affairs/
Ministry of Education and Research
State Secretaries
1947-

 

Ministry of Justice and the Police/
Ministry of Justice and Public Security
State Secretaries
1970-

 

Ministry of Finance and Customs/
Ministry of Finance
State Secretaries
1946-

 

Ministry of Defence
State Secretary
1947-

 

Ministry of Social Affairs/Ministry of Health and Social Afairs/Ministry of Social Affairs/Ministry of Labour and social Affairs/
Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion/Ministry of Labour/
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
State Secretaries
1947-
 

 

Ministry of Transport and Communications
State Secretary
1947-

 

Ministry of Agriculture/
Ministry of Agriculture and Food
State Secretary
1947-

 

Ministry of Trade/Ministry of Industry and Craft/Ministry of Industry/
Ministry of Industry and Energy/Ministry of Trade and Industry/
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries
State Secretaries
1947-

 

Ministry of Fisheries/
Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs
State Secretary
1954-2013

 

Ministry of Trade and Shipping
State Secretary
1969 - 1987

 

Ministry of Local Government and Labour/Ministry of Local Government/
Ministry of Local Government and Labour/Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development/
Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation
State Secretaries
1964-

 

Ministry of Pay and Prices
State Secretary
1971-1972

 

Ministry of Government Administration and Consumer Affairs/Ministry of Family and Consumer Affairs/Ministry of Children and Family Affairs/
Ministry of Children and Equality/
Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion
State Secretary
1972-
 

 

Ministry of the Environment/
Ministry of Climate and Environment
State Secretary
1972-

 

Secretariat of the Law of the Sea
State Secretary
1976-1978

 

Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
State Secretary
1978-1992

 

Secretariat of Planning
State Secretary
1980-1981

 

Ministry of Culture and Science/Ministry of Church and Culture/
Ministry of Cultural Affairs/Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs/
Ministry of Culture
State Secretaries
1982-
 

 

Secretariat of Development Cooperation
State Secretary
1983

 

Ministry of Development Cooperation
State Secretary
1984-1989

 

Ministry of Labour and Government Administration/Ministry of Government Administration/Ministry of Planning and Coordination/Ministry of Labour and Government Administration/Ministry of Modernisation/Ministry of Government Administration and Reform/
Ministry of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs
State Secretaries
1990-2013
 

 

Secretariate of Planning
and Department of Planning in the Ministry of Finance and Customs
State Secretary
1996

 

Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
State Secretaries
1997-

 

Ministry of Health/
Ministry of Health and Care Services
State Secretaries
2002-