Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

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United Kingdom
Commercial Secretary to the Treasury
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (HM Government).svg
Royal Arms as used by Her Majesty's Government
Incumbent
vacant

since June 2017
HM Treasury
Appointer Elizabeth II
Inaugural holder The Lord Sassoon
Formation May 2010
Website HM Treasury

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury is a United Kingdom Government ministerial post in HM Treasury which ranks at Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State level.[1] On the resignation of Lord O'Neill of Gatley in September 2016, the office ceased to be in use for three months, but Lord Young of Cookham was named to serve as Treasury spokesman in the House of Lords.[2] The Baroness Neville-Rolfe was appointed as Commercial Secretary on 21 December 2016;[3] her appointment ended in June 2017.[4]

List of office holders[edit]

Colour key (for political parties):
  Conservative

Portrait Name Term of office Political party Prime Minister Chancellor
James sassoon low.jpg James Sassoon
The Lord Sassoon
May
2010
3 January
2013
Conservative Cameron
(Coalition)
Osborne
Paul Deighton speech crop.jpg Paul Deighton
The Lord Deighton
3 January
2013
14 May
2015
Conservative
Jim O’Neill 2016.jpg Jim O'Neill
The Lord O'Neill of Gatley
14 May
2015
23 September
2016
Conservative Cameron
(II)
May (I) Hammond
Office not in use 23 September 2016–21 December 2016 N/A
Baroness Neville-Rolfe.jpg Lucy Neville-Rolfe
The Baroness Neville-Rolfe
21 December
2016
13 June
2017[4]
Conservative
Office not in use 13 June 2017–Current N/A May (II)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Her Majesty's Government". number10.co.uk. 19 May 2010. Archived from the original on 17 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Resignation of Lord O'Neill and PM response". 10 Downing Street. 23 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Ministerial appointments: 21 December 2016". 10 Downing Street. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  4. ^ a b Parliament — Baroness Neville-Rolfe (Accessed 21 June 2017)