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    Minister of/for Defence

    Minister of/for Defence

    Which preposition should I use?


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    Re: Minister of/for Defence

    In Britain, the minister responsible for the defence of the country has been known at various times as the Minister for the Coordination of Defence, The Minister of Defence and, since 1964, the Secretary of State for Defence.

    With most ministerial titles, 'of' appears to be acceptable, though 'for' is preferred by some ministers. If you don't know for sure about a particular minister, go for 'of'.

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