Lord Commissioner of the Treasury

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Employment.png Lord Commissioner of the Treasury 

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At least 6 at any one time

The Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury serve as a UK commission for the ancient office of Lord High Treasurer. The board consists of the First Lord of the Treasury, the Second Lord of the Treasury, and four or more junior lords[1] to whom this title is usually applied.

There are usually 6 Lord Commissioners, including both the UK Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Most of the economic decisions in and for Great Britain or England prior to the Act of Union of 1707 were made by this commission well into the 19th century. In the course of the 19th century the offices of this commission became more and more sinecure functions, that is, offices with income but to which no official duties are connected.

Without two exceptions (Lord Chatham and Lord Salisbury), the First Lord of the Treasury also served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the Second Lord of the Treasury as Chancellor of the Exchequer, while the subordinate lords serve as assistants, so-called whips, in Parliament.


 

Office Holders on Wikispooks

NameFromTo
Stephen Barclay17 July 201614 June 2017
Guto Bebb19 March 20169 January 2018
Mel Stride13 May 201517 July 2016
George Hollingbery13 May 201517 July 2016
Robert Goodwill4 September 20127 October 2013
David Evennett4 September 20129 January 2018
John MacGregor4 May 19795 January 1981


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