ADJ. government | Agriculture, Defence, Education, Environment, Finance, Foreign (Affairs), Health, Interior, Justice, Transport, etc. | key He assumed direct control of key ministries.
VERB + MINISTRY run | take over The president took over the Ministry of Justice. | create
MINISTRY + VERB approve sth, support sth The scheme was approved by the Ministry of Housing. | control sth | own sth on ministry-owned land
MINISTRY + NOUN official, spokesperson
PREP. at the ~ staff at the Greek Foreign Ministry | for a/the ~, in/within the ~ a senior man in the Ministry of Health | ~ of a spokesman for the Ministry of Culture
PHRASES a department at/in the ministry