Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

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United Kingdom
Commercial Secretary to the Treasury
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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):

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


  1. ^ "Her Majesty's Government". 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 c d Parliament — Baroness Neville-Rolfe (Accessed 21 June 2017)