How To Address Ministers of Government

MINISTERS OF GOVERNMENT

The Deputy Prime Minister, Other Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State

The Deputy Prime Minister and all other Ministers of the Cabinet are styled: ‘The Honourable’

The Mode of Address in:

Writing:

            ______________________________

Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of ________________________

Ministry of ______________________

Opening Salutation:           

            ‘Dear Deputy Prime Minister/Mr Minister/Sir

            ……………………………………………………………..

Yours faithfully (formal usage)

Yours sincerely (semi-formal usage)

Signature’

OR

 

The Honourable Derrick Kellier, CD, MP

Minister of Labour & Social Security

Ministry of Labour & Social Security

‘Dear Minister/ Dear Minister/Dear Minister Kellier

OR

The Honourable Richard Azan, MP

Minister of State

Ministry of Transport, Works & Housing

 

‘Dear Minister /Dear Minister Azan

 

If the Minister is also a Member of the Senate, he/she should be formally styled as ‘Senator the Honourable’:

 

Senator the Honourable Arnold J. Nicholson, QC

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

 

Opening Salutation:

 

            ‘Dear Senator Nicholson/Hon. Minister/Mr Minister

………………………

Yours faithfully,

Signature’