I would like to ask the following.
Why has the UK Government moved away from "Ministry of..." names?
Traditionally, UK Government departments were named "Ministry of [blar]". For example,
- Ministry of Transport
- Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
- Ministry of Education
In recent years, many of these have been retired in favour of "Department for [blar]". For example,
- Ministry of Transport → Department for Transport
- Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food → Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- Ministry of Education → Department for Education
Why is Britain getting rid of its "Ministries" and replacing them with "Departments"?
Is this the right place to ask this?