Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster


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Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit a minister of the crown, nominally appointed as representative of the Queen (who is the Duke, not Duchess, of Lancaster), but in practice chiefly employed on parliamentary work determined by the prime minister
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The Duke of Devenham, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whose wife entertained for his party, and whose immense income, derived mostly from her American relations, was always at its disposal, was a person almost as important in the councils of his country as the Prime Minister himself.
17OLIVER LETWIN Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 58 Went to Eton.
Double take: Actress Meryl Streep makes a convincing Margaret Thatcher What a bunch: The 1983 Conservative cabinet: top, standing, from left, Chief Whip John Wakeham, Agriculture Michael Jopling, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Lord Cockfield, Employment Norman Tebbit, Lord Privy Seal John Biffen, Wales Nicholas Edwards, Environment Patrick Jenkin, Social Services Norman Fowler, Trade Cecil Parkinson, Transport Tom King, Chief Secretary Peter Rees, Cabinet Secretary Robert Armstrong.
In his role as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, the Tory peer also oversees the vast estate of land and property held in trust for the Queen.
Sheikh Rashid also met, separately, the Leader of the British House of Lords, Lord Thomas Strathclyde and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Nigel Evans, also MP and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.
Shaikh Rashid also met, separately, British Leader of the House of Lords Lord Thomas Strathclyde and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Nigel Evans, also MP and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.
The leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Lord Thomas Strathclyde will give the welcome address.
The 2006 cabinet reshuffle saw him take up the role of Minister of the Cabinet, and he later became Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, under Brown as Prime Minister.
In 1998 he was appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
She was made Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and minister for social exclusion but returned to the backbenches when Gordon Brown succeeded Mr Blair in 2007.
The dad-of-two returned to government in September 2004 as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, where he was tasked with managing Labour's 2005 election campaign.
The inquiry heard evidence from Birmingham MP Liam Byrne, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, who told it that "all substantial announcements should be made to Parliament first".
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