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The Treasurer of the Household is a member of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. The position is usually held by one of the government deputy Chief Whips in the House of Commons. The Treasurer was a member of the Board of Green Cloth, until the Board of Green Cloth disappeared in the reform of local government licensing in 2004, brought about by the Licensing Act 2003 (section 195).

The position had its origin in the office of Keeper of the Wardrobe of the Household and was ranked second after the Lord Steward. On occasion (e.g. 1488–1503) the office was vacant for a considerable period and its duties undertaken by the Cofferer. The office was often staffed by the promotion of the Comptroller and was normally held by a commoner (except in 1603–1618 and 1641–1645 when it was occupied by peers). The Treasurer was automatically a member of the privy council. The role is currently vacant and was most recently held by Christopher Pincher who when he left this role was subsequently appointed Minister of State for Europe and the Americas.[1]

Treasurers of the HouseholdEdit

15th centuryEdit

16th centuryEdit

17th centuryEdit

18th centuryEdit

19th centuryEdit

20th centuryEdit

21st centuryEdit

Portrait Name Term of office Party Prime Minister
  Keith Hill 8 June 2001 23 June 2003 Labour Tony Blair
  Bob Ainsworth 13 June 2003 28 June 2007 Labour
  Nick Brown 28 June 2007 3 October 2008 Labour Gordon Brown
  Tommy McAvoy 5 October 2008 11 May 2010 Labour
  Sir John Randall 11 May 2010 3 October 2013 Conservative David Cameron
  Greg Hands 7 October 2013 11 May 2015 Conservative
  Anne Milton 11 May 2015 12 June 2017 Conservative
Theresa May
  Julian Smith 13 June 2017 2 November 2017 Conservative
  Esther McVey 2 November 2017 9 January 2018 Conservative
  Christopher Pincher 9 January 2018 25 July 2019 Conservative

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ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/member/leche-roger-1416
  4. ^ Curry, Anne. "Popham, Sir John". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/22542.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
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