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The Lord Mason of Barnsley

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
10 September 1976 – 4 May 1979
Prime Minister James Callaghan
Preceded by Merlyn Rees
Succeeded by Humphrey Atkins
Secretary of State for Defence
In office
4 March 1974 – 10 September 1976
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
James Callaghan
Preceded by Ian Gilmour
Succeeded by Fred Mulley
President of the Board of Trade
In office
6 October 1969 – 19 June 1970
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Anthony Crosland
Succeeded by Michael Noble
Minister of Power
In office
1 July 1968 – 6 October 1969
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Ray Gunter
Succeeded by Office Abolished
Postmaster General
In office
6 April 1968 – 1 July 1968
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Edward Short
Succeeded by John Stonehouse
Member of Parliament
for Barnsley Central
In office
9 June 1983 – 11 June 1987
Preceded by Constituency Created
Succeeded by Eric Illsley
Member of Parliament
for Barnsley
In office
31 March 1953 – 9 June 1983
Preceded by Sidney Schofield
Succeeded by Constituency Abolished
Personal details
Born (1924-04-18)18 April 1924
Royston, United Kingdom
Died 20 April 2015(2015-04-20) (aged 91)
Political party Labour

Roy Mason, Baron Mason of Barnsley, PC (18 April 1924 – 20 April 2015), was a British Labour politician and former Cabinet minister. He was Secretary of State for Defence and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in the late 1970s.

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