Comptroller of the Household
| Comptroller of the Household |
|The holder is one of the Government whips in the House of Commons|
The Comptroller of the Household is an ancient position in the British royal household, nominally the second-ranking member of the Lord Steward's department after the Treasurer of the Household. The Comptroller was an ex officio member of the Board of Green Cloth, until that body was abolished in the reform of local government licensing in 2004. In recent times, a senior government whip has invariably occupied the office.
"Comptroller" is an alternative spelling of "controller", recorded since around 1500 in a number of British titles, and later also in the United States. The variant in spelling results from the influence of French compte "account".
In modern times, the Comptroller has become a less prominent position in British politics. The holder is one of the Government whips in the House of Commons, and their responsibilities for the Royal Household are now largely ceremonial.
Office Holders on Wikispooks
|Mel Stride||17 July 2016|
|Tommy McAvoy||2 May 1997||5 October 2008|
|George Young||14 July 1990||28 November 1990|
|Alastair Goodlad||25 July 1989||14 July 1990|
|Tristan Garel-Jones||26 July 1988||25 July 1989|