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Tony Benn was a British Labour Party politician.

In the late 1960s, he was the Minister of Technology in Harold Wilson's cabinet and was responsible for the Vault. Lethbridge-Stewart commented that Benn might be the only one who knew precisely where the Vault was. (PROSE: Beast of Fang Rock)

He served as the Home Secretary in the cabinet of Prime Minister Shirley Williams in 1976. (PROSE: No Future)

Behind the scenes Edit

Tony Benn was the real-life Minister of Technology under Harold Wilson. He was a Cabinet minister in the 1970s but not Home Secretary; the Williams government is a fictional creation by Paul Cornell.

Benn hosted the documentary One Foot in the Past concerning the Post Office Tower which was included on the DVD release of The War Machines.