Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster


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Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

An officer of the British government responsible for the administration of expenses and rents (and other income) of the Duchy of Lancaster, a large tract of land belonging to the Crown that provides much of the monarch's income. In practice, the chancellor serves as a minister without portfolio in the British cabinet and leaves administration of the duchy to a subordinate. The chancellor is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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Mr Austin (Lab, Dudley North) has now written to David Lidington MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, urging him to find a way of getting the project moving again.
A No 10 announcement said Lidington, who was also formerly leader of the Commons and is a generally popular figure among Tory MPs, had been made minister for the Cabinet Office and chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. There was no news about who would replace him as justice secretary, a job he had only held for seven months.
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