Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury

An official in the British government. Despite the name, the parliamentary secretary has no duties at HM Treasury and in general the position is given to the chief whip of the governing party of the House of Commons.
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In the British House of Commons the Chief Whips is a member of the cabinet and appointed usually as Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury.
PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY AND CHIEF WHIP: Patrick McLoughlin, 52, MP for Derbyshire Dales, carries on the role he held in opposition.
Several schemes in Teesside and South West Durham have been honoured at an event attended by MP Hilary Armstrong, chief whip and parliamentary secretary to the Treasury.
He was a Minister in the Department of Industry and the Treasury; in 1983 he was appointed Chief Whip and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury, and a member of the Privy Council.
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport James Purnell, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Hazel Blears, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Whip Geoff Hoon, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Ed Miliband, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Shaun Woodward, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Andy Burnham.