|Chief Secretary to the Treasury|
|Her Majesty's Treasury|
|Style||The Right Honourable|
|Reports to||Chancellor of the Exchequer and Prime Minister|
|Appointer||The Monarch |
on advice of the Prime Minister
|Term length||At Her Majesty’s Pleasure|
|Formation||8 October 1961|
|First holder||Henry Brooke|
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The chief secretary to the Treasury (CST) is the third most senior ministerial office in HM Treasury, after the first lord of the Treasury and the chancellor of the exchequer/second lord of the Treasury.
The office was created in 1961, to share the burden of representing the Treasury with the chancellor of the Exchequer.[ citation needed ]
The minister is shadowed by the shadow chief secretary to the Treasury who sits on the Official Opposition frontbench.
Between 1961 and 2015, the holder of the office of Chief Secretary to the Treasury was of cabinet rank. This formally made the HM Treasury the only department to have more than one ministerial position of cabinet rank. [ citation needed ]Since 2015, however, the status of the office has been reduced to "also attending Cabinet".
The office holder is responsible for public expenditure, including spending reviews.
|Conservative Labour Liberal Democrat|
|Portrait||Name||Term of office||Party||Ministry||Chancellor||Ref.|
| Henry Brooke |
MP for Hampstead
(I & II)
||| John Boyd-Carpenter |
MP for Kingston-upon-Thames
| Jack Diamond |
MP for Gloucester
(I & II)
| Maurice Macmillan |
MP for Farnham
| Patrick Jenkin |
MP for Wanstead and Woodford
| Tom Boardman |
MP for Leicester South West
| Joel Barnett |
MP for Heywood and Royton
(III & IV)
| John Biffen |
MP for Oswestry
|Conservative||Thatcher I||Geoffrey Howe|
| Leon Brittan |
MP for Cleveland and Whitby
| Peter Rees |
MP for Dover
|Conservative||Thatcher II||Nigel Lawson|
| John MacGregor |
MP for South Norfolk
| John Major |
MP for Huntingdon
| Norman Lamont |
MP for Kingston-upon-Thames
| David Mellor |
MP for Putney
|Conservative||Major I||Norman Lamont|
| Michael Portillo |
MP for Enfield Southgate
| Jonathan Aitken |
MP for South Thanet
| William Waldegrave |
MP for Bristol West
| Alistair Darling |
MP for Edinburgh Central
|Labour||Blair I||Gordon Brown|
| Stephen Byers |
MP for North Tyneside
| Alan Milburn |
MP for Darlington
| Andrew Smith |
MP for Oxford East
| Paul Boateng |
MP for Brent South
| Des Browne |
MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun
| Stephen Timms |
MP for East Ham
| Andy Burnham |
MP for Leigh
| Yvette Cooper |
MP for Pontefract and Castleford
| Liam Byrne |
MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill
| David Laws |
MP for Yeovil
|Liberal Democrat|| Cameron–Clegg |
( Con.–L.D. )
| Danny Alexander |
MP for Inverness, Nairn,
Badenoch and Strathspey
| Greg Hands |
MP for Chelsea and Fulham
| David Gauke |
MP for South West Hertfordshire
|Conservative||May I||Philip Hammond|
| Elizabeth Truss |
MP for South West Norfolk
| Rishi Sunak |
MP for Richmond (Yorks)
| 13 February|
|Conservative||Johnson I||Sajid Javid|
| Stephen Barclay |
MP for North East Cambridgeshire
| 13 February|
| 15 September|
| Simon Clarke |
MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
| 15 September|
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