The Treasurer of the Household is a member of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. The position is usually held by one of the government deputy Chief Whips in the House of Commons. The current holder of the office is Marcus Jones MP.
The position had its origin in the office of Treasurer (or Keeper) of the Wardrobe and was ranked second after the Lord Steward. The office was often staffed by the promotion of the Comptroller of the Household. On occasion (e.g. 1488–1503) the office was vacant for a considerable period and its duties undertaken by the Cofferer of the Household. By the end of the 17th century the office of Treasurer was more or less a sinecure, [ citation needed ][ when? ] They were a member of the Board of Green Cloth until that was abolished by reform of local government licensing in 2004 under section 195 of the Licensing Act 2003.and in the 18th and 19th centuries it was usually occupied by peers who were members of the Government. The Treasurer was automatically a member of the privy council.
On state occasions, the Treasurer of the Household (in common with certain other senior officers of the Household) carries a white staff of office.
|Portrait||Name||Term of office||Party||Prime Minister|
|Victor Cavendish||1900||1903|| Conservative |
( Lib.U )
|Marquess of Salisbury|
|The Marquess of Hamilton||1903||1905|
|Sir Edward Strachey, Bt||1905||1909||Liberal Party||Henry Campbell-Bannerman|
|H. H. Asquith|
|William Dudley Ward||1909||1912|
|Hon. Frederick Edward Guest||1912||1915|
|James Hope||1915||1916|| Conservative |
( UUP )
|David Lloyd George|
|James Craig||28 December 1916||22 January 1918|
|vacancy||22 January 1918||June 1918|
|Thomas Griffiths||1924||1924||Labour||Ramsay MacDonald|
|George Gibbs||1924||1928||Conservative||Stanley Baldwin|
|Ben Smith||1929||1931||Labour||Ramsay MacDonald|
|Sir Frederick Charles Thomson, Bt||1931||21 April 1935|| Conservative |
( Scot.U )
|Sir Frederick Penny, Bt||1935||1937||Conservative|
|Sir Lambert Ward||1 June 1937||1937||Neville Chamberlain|
|Arthur Hope||15 October 1937||1939|
|Charles Waterhouse||11 April 1939||1939|
|Hon. Robert Grimston||14 November 1939||1942|
|Sir James Edmondson||1942||1945|
|George Mathers||1945||1946||Labour||Clement Attlee|
|Cedric Drewe||1951||1955||Conservative||Winston Churchill|
|Tam Galbraith||1955||1957||Anthony Eden|
|Hendrie Oakshott||1957||1959||Harold Macmillan|
|Hon. Peter Legh||1959||1960|
|Sydney Irving||1964||1966||Labour||Harold Wilson|
|Charles Richard Morris||1969||1970|
|Humphrey Atkins||1970||1973||Conservative||Ted Heath|
|Walter Harrison||1974||1979||Labour||Harold Wilson|
|John Stradling Thomas||1979||1983||Conservative||Margaret Thatcher|
|Alastair Goodlad||14 July 1990||15 April 1992|
|Andrew MacKay||1996||2 May 1997|
|George Mudie||2 May 1997||1998||Labour||Tony Blair|
|Portrait||Name||Term of office||Party||Prime Minister|
|Keith Hill||8 June 2001||13 June 2003||Labour||Tony Blair|
|Bob Ainsworth||13 June 2003||28 June 2007||Labour|
|Nick Brown||28 June 2007||3 October 2008||Labour||Gordon Brown|
|Tommy McAvoy||5 October 2008||11 May 2010||Labour|
|Sir John Randall||11 May 2010||6 October 2013||Conservative||David Cameron|
|Greg Hands||7 October 2013||11 May 2015||Conservative|
|Anne Milton||11 May 2015||12 June 2017||Conservative|
|Julian Smith||13 June 2017||2 November 2017||Conservative|
|Esther McVey||2 November 2017||9 January 2018||Conservative|
|Christopher Pincher||9 January 2018||25 July 2019||Conservative|
|Amanda Milling||28 July 2019||13 February 2020||Conservative||Boris Johnson|
|Stuart Andrew||13 February 2020||8 February 2022||Conservative|
|Christopher Pincher||8 February 2022||30 June 2022||Conservative|
|Kelly Tolhurst||1 July 2022||7 September 2022||Conservative|
|Craig Whittaker||8 September 2022||27 October 2022||Conservative||Liz Truss|
|Marcus Jones||27 October 2022||Incumbent||Conservative||Rishi Sunak|
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