Marijnen cabinet

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Marijnen cabinet
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49th cabinet of the Netherlands
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The first meeting of the Marijnen cabinet on 24 July 1963
Date formed 24 July 1963 (1963-07-24)
Date dissolved 14 April 1965 (1965-04-14)
(Demissionary from 27 February 1965 (1965-02-27))
People and organisations
Head of state Queen Juliana
Head of government Victor Marijnen
Deputy head of government Barend Biesheuvel
No. of ministers 14
Member party Catholic People's Party
(KVP)
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy

(VVD)
Anti-Revolutionary Party
(ARP)
Christian Historical Union
(CHU)
Status in legislature Centre-right Majority government
Opposition party Labour Party
Opposition leader Anne Vondeling
History
Election(s) 1963 election
Legislature term(s) 1963–1967
Incoming formation 1963 formation
Outgoing formation 1965 formation
Predecessor De Quay cabinet
Successor Cals cabinet
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The Marijnen cabinet was the cabinet of the Netherlands from 24 July 1963 until 14 April 1965. The cabinet was formed by the political parties Catholic People's Party (KVP), People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) and the Christian Historical Union (CHU) after the election of 1963. The centre-right cabinet was a majority government in the House of Representatives. Victor Marijnen of the Catholic People's Party was Prime Minister, with Barend Biesheuvel the Leader of the Anti-Revolutionary Party serving as Deputy Prime Minister.[1]

Term[edit]

The natural gas reserves, recently found in Slochteren were a considerable boost for the economy. This, combined with labour shortage led to a rise in wages and the attraction of foreign workers. Despite this being the second cabinet without socialist Labour Party, the building up of a welfare state, that was started after World War II, continued with the introduction of minimum wages in 1964 and the national health service.

In 1965, measures were taken against commercial television stations transmitting from the North Sea. The cabinet finally fell over the issue if commercial TV should be allowed in the Netherlands.

The Members of the Marijnen cabinet after the installation at Huis ten Bosch Palace on 24 July 1963.

Cabinet Members[edit]

Ministers Title/Ministry Term of office Party
Victor Marijnen Victor Marijnen
(1917–1975)
Prime Minister General Affairs 24 July 1963 –
14 April 1965
Catholic People's Party
Barend Biesheuvel Barend Biesheuvel
(1920–2001)
Deputy Prime Minister /
Minister
Agriculture and
Fisheries
24 July 1963 –
5 April 1967
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Edzo Toxopeus Edzo Toxopeus
(1918–2009)
Minister Interior 19 May 1959 –
14 April 1965
[Retained]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Joseph Luns Dr.
Joseph Luns
(1911–2002)
Minister Foreign Affairs 13 October 1956 –
6 July 1971
[Retained]
Catholic People's Party
Johan Witteveen Dr.
Johan Witteveen
(born 1921)
Minister Finance 24 July 1963 –
14 April 1965
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Ynso Scholten Ynso Scholten
(1918–1984)
Minister Justice 24 July 1963 –
14 April 1965
Christian Historical Union
Koos Andriessen Dr.
Koos Andriessen
(born 1928)
Minister Economic Affairs 24 July 1963 –
14 April 1965
Christian Historical Union
Piet de Jong Piet de Jong
(1915–2016)
Minister Defence 24 July 1963 –
5 April 1967
Catholic People's Party
Gerard Veldkamp Dr.
Gerard Veldkamp
(1921–1990)
Minister Social Affairs and
Health
17 July 1961 –
5 April 1967
[Retained]
Catholic People's Party
Theo Bot Theo Bot
(1911–1984)
Minister Education, Arts
and Sciences
24 July 1963 –
14 April 1965
Catholic People's Party
Jan van Aartsen Jan van Aartsen
(1909–1992)
Minister Transport and
Water Management
24 July 1963 –
14 April 1965
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Pieter Bogaers Pieter Bogaers
(1924–2008)
Minister Housing and
Construction
24 July 1963 –
14 April 1965
Catholic People's Party
Jo Schouwenaar-Franssen Jo Schouwenaar-Franssen
(1909–1995)
Minister Social Work 24 July 1963 –
14 April 1965
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Minister without portfolio Title/Portfolio/Ministry Term of office Party
Barend Biesheuvel Barend Biesheuvel
(1920–2001)
Minister Suriname and Netherlands
Antilles Affairs

(within Interior)
24 July 1963 –
5 April 1967
Anti-Revolutionary Party
State Secretaries Title/Portfolio/Ministry Term of office Party
Leo de Block Leo de Block
(1904–1988)
State Secretary • European Affairs
• NATO Affairs
• Benelux Affairs
• International Aviation Policy

(within Foreign Affairs)
3 September 1963 –
5 April 1967
Catholic People's Party
Isaäc Nicolaas Diepenhorst Dr.
Isaäc Nicolaas
Diepenhorst

(1907–1976)
• United Nations Affairs
• Development Cooperation
• International Cooperation

(within Foreign Affairs)
28 September 1963 –
14 April 1965
Christian Historical Union
Willem Hendrik van den Berge Dr.
Willem Hendrik
van den Berge

(1905–1987)
State Secretary • Fiscal Affairs
• Tax and Customs Administration

(within Finance)
27 May 1959 –
14 April 1965
[Retained]
Independent
Socialist

(Social Democrat)
Joop Bakker Joop Bakker
(1921–2003)
State Secretary • Small Business Policy
• Retail Policy
• Competition Policy
• Regional Development

(within Economic Affairs)
3 September 1963 –
22 November 1966
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Joop Haex Major general
Joop Haex
(1911–2002)
State Secretary • Army

(within Defence)
14 August 1963 –
14 April 1965
Christian Historical Union
Adri van Es Rear admiral
Adri van Es
(1913–1994)
• Navy

(within Defence)
14 August 1963 –
16 September 1972
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Willem den Toom Major general
Willem den Toom
(1911–1998)
• Air Force

(within Defence)
25 November 1963 –
14 April 1965
Catholic People's Party
José de Meijer Dr.
José de Meijer
(1915–2000)
State Secretary • Social Security
• Unemployment Affairs
• Occupational Safety
• Social Services
• Poverty Policy
• Public Sector Organisations

(within Social Affairs and
Health)
15 November 1963 –
5 April 1967
Catholic People's Party
Louis Bartels Dr.
Louis Bartels
(1915–2002)
State Secretary • Elderly Policy
• Disability Affairs
• Veteran Affairs
• Medical Ethics Policy

(within Social Affairs and
Health)
3 September 1963 –
5 April 1967
Catholic People's Party
Hans Grosheide Hans Grosheide
(born 1930)
State Secretary • Primary Education
• Secondary Education
• Special Education

(within Education, Arts
and Sciences
)
3 September 1963 –
6 July 1971
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Louis van de Laar Louis van de Laar
(1921–2004)
• Youth Policy
• Environmental Policy
• Nature Policy
• Media Affairs
• Culture Policy
• Arts Policy
• Recreation Affairs
• Sport

(within Education, Arts
and Sciences
)
24 October 1963 –
14 April 1965
Catholic People's Party
Mike Keyzer Mike Keyzer
(1911–1983)
State Secretary • Transport Infrastructure
• Aviation Infrastructure
• Water Infrastructure
• Public Transport
• Postal Service
• Weather Forecasting Service

(within Transport and
Water Management
)
22 October 1963 –
14 April 1965
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Source: (in Dutch) Rijksoverheid.nl
Retained Retained this position from the previous cabinet.

Living cabinet members[edit]

  • As of 2018, the following cabinet members are still alive:

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Dutch) "Na 9 weken een nieuwe regering (1963)". Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid (YouTube). 25 May 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2018. 

External links[edit]

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