Cabinet of Norway
Prime Minister Lyng (first row, to the far right) in the Storting five days before his cabinet fell.
|Date formed||28 August 1963|
|Date dissolved||25 September 1963|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Olav V of Norway|
|Head of government||John Lyng|
|No. of ministers||15|
|Member party|| Conservative Party |
Christian Democratic Party
|Status in legislature||Coalition majority government|
|Predecessor||Gerhardsen's Third Cabinet|
|Successor||Gerhardsen's Fourth Cabinet|
The Lyng Cabinet governed Norway between 28 August 1963 and 25 September 1963. It was the first in 28 years not to be led by the Norwegian Labour Party. It was a centre-right coalition government of the Conservative Party, Centre Party, Christian Democratic Party and Liberal Party led by John Lyng of the Conservative Party. It had fifteen members, of which five were from the Conservative Party, four were from the Centre Party, three were from the Christian Democratic Party and three were from the Liberal Party. Karen Grønn-Hagen was the cabinet's only female member.
After the Socialist People's Party joined a no-confidence vote against Einar Gerhardsen's government, Lyng realised that between them, the non-Labour parties were only one seat short of a majority in the Storting. He quickly got the non-Labour parties to form a coalition government, which took office on 28 August after the SF abstained. The SF, however, threw its support back to Gerhardsen a month later, allowing Labour to return to power. Nonetheless, the brief Lyng government proved that the non-Labour parties were capable of governing after three decades of Labour rule.
|Portfolio||Minister||Took office||Left office||Party|
|Prime Minister||John Lyng||28 August 1963||25 September 1963||Conservative|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs||Erling Wikborg||28 August 1963||25 September 1963||Christian Democratic|
|Minister of Defence||Håkon Kyllingmark||28 August 1963||25 September 1963||Conservative|
|Minister of Industry||Kaare Meland||28 August 1963||25 September 1963||Conservative|
|Minister of Finance and Customs||Dagfinn Vårvik||28 August 1963||25 September 1963||Centre|
|Minister of Pay and Prices||Ole Myrvoll||28 August 1963||25 September 1963||Liberal|
|Minister of Local Government and Labour||Bjarne Lyngstad||28 August 1963||25 September 1963||Liberal|
|Minister of Social Affairs||Kjell Bondevik||28 August 1963||25 September 1963||Christian Democratic|
|Minister of Transport and Communications||Lars Leiro||28 August 1963||25 September 1963||Centre|
|Minister of Trade and Shipping||Kåre Willoch||28 August 1963||25 September 1963||Conservative|
|Minister of Fisheries||Onar Onarheim||28 August 1963||25 September 1963||Conservative|
|Minister of Agriculture||Hans Borgen||28 August 1963||25 September 1963||Centre|
|Minister of Justice and the Police||Petter Mørch Koren||28 August 1963||25 September 1963||Christian Democratic|
|Minister of Family and Consumer Affairs||Karen Grønn-Hagen||28 August 1963||25 September 1963||Centre|
|Minister of Education and Church Affairs||Olaf Kortner||28 August 1963||25 September 1963||Liberal|
|Ministry||State Secretary||Period [lower-alpha 1]||Party|
|Office of the Prime Minister||Ivar Johansen||Conservative|
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs||Tomas Torsvik||Christian Democratic|
|Ministry of Defence||Arne Gunnar Lund||Conservative|
|Ministry of Industry||Torkild Wilhelm Schøyen||Conservative|
|Ministry of Social Affairs||Odd Steinar Holøs||Christian Democratic|
|Ministry of Transport and Communications||Bjørn Unneberg||Centre|
|Ministry of Agriculture||Teddy Dyring||Centre|
|Ministry of Church Affairs and Education||Magne Lerheim||Liberal|
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