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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When David Cameron won the election he was made Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in charge of royal estates.
The Labour MP for Hodge Hill is planning to visit the area, in his role as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
He then joined the Labour Party, won Smethwick in 1926, was appointed the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and was tipped as a successor to Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.
Cabinet colleague John Hutton stepped into his shoes, switching from the role of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
As a Member of Parliament in the UK from 1979 to 1992, Lord Patten held offices as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office, Minister of State at the Department of Education and Science and Minister for Overseas Development at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Secretary of State for the Environment and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Minister for the Cabinet Office): John Hutton
Foreign Secretary JACK STRAW will be demoted to Leader of the Commons, with present leader PETER HAIN promoted to the Cabinet as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
The MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill answered questions in his new role as head of the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
9m three-year scheme to boost enterprise and entrepreneurship - speakers at the event included Ed Miliband, the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Retiring from the Cabinet today are Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Hilary Armstrong, Leader of the Lords Baroness Amos and Attorney General Lord Goldsmith.
He resigned as Health Secretary, citing personal reasons, in 2003, but returned to the Cabinet in September the following year as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
That could be balanced by Blair protAgA Andy Burnham taking on the junior post of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster as a reward for keeping quiet this last heated week.
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