The Cabinet Reshuffle: The new Cabinet

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Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service: John Major, age 50, salary pounds 76,234.

Lord Chancellor: Lord Mackay of Clashfern, 64, pounds 106,750.

The following cabinet members all receive a salary of pounds 63,047:

Foreign Secretary: Douglas Hurd, 63.

Chancellor of the Exchequer: Kenneth Clarke, 52.

Home Secretary: Michael Howard, 51.

President of the Board of Trade: Michael Heseltine, 60.

Transport Secretary: John MacGregor, 56.

Secretary of State for Defence: Malcolm Rifkind, 46.

Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons: Tony Newton, 54.

Secretary of State for the Environment: John Gummer, 53.

Secretary of State for National Heritage: Peter Brooke, 59.

Secretary of State for the Employment: David Hunt, 51.

Secretary of State for Social Security: Peter Lilley, 48.

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: William Waldegrave, 45.

Secretary of State for Scotland: Ian Lang, 52.

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Sir Patrick Mayhew, 62.

Secretary of State for Education: John Patten, 47.

Secretary of State for Health: Virginia Bottomley, 45.

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Gillian Shephard, 53.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury: Michael Portillo, 40.

Secretary of State for Wales: John Redwood, 41.

Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords: John Wakeham, 59, pounds 50,558.

The average age of the Cabinet falls from 52.72 to 52.27.

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