Search the Whitehall Database
Welcome! The Whitehall Database may be searched interactively. It is broken down into the categories listed below - select the type of data you are interested in to proceed. All search results are hyperlinked, so you can navigate between categories.

Ministerial posts and people holding those posts. Search by name or ministerial title.


Government departments and other Government bodies. Search by name, and then link to parent and child bodies.


Search for keywords within functions assigned to departments.


Search by name and year for Statutory Instruments used in assigning functions.


This database has not been fully tested by end users, and so your input is welcome.

If you experience any technical errors with any of your search queries, please email David Myatt, detailing the specific problems that you have.

If you have problems with the data itself, regarding accuracy or other academic related queries, please email Iain McLean.