Wellington caretaker ministry
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King William IV had dismissed the Whig government of Lord Melbourne on 14 November 1834 and asked the Duke of Wellington to form a government but he declined, instead recommending Sir Robert Peel. Peel was in Italy at the time, so the Duke of Wellington took control of the government until Peel returned and was able to form his government on 10 December.
List of Ministers
Secretary of State for the Home Department
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Secretary of State for War and the Colonies
Leader of the House of Lords
|The Duke of Wellington||17 November 1834 – 9 December 1834|
|Chancellor of the Exchequer||The Lord Denman||15 November 1834|
|Lord Chancellor||The Lord Lyndhurst||21 November 1834|
|Lords Commissioners of the Treasury||The Duke of Wellington||21 November 1834|
|The Earl of Rosslyn|
|The Lord Ellenborough|
|Sir John Beckett|
- Wellington held all three Secretary of State positions. ^ He also held office as First Lord of the Treasury.
- As no separate Chancellor of the Exchequer had been appointed, Denman held the post pro tempore by virtue of being Lord Chief Justice.
- Most offices were in commission.
- C. Cook and B. Keith, British Historical Facts 1830–1900
First Melbourne ministry
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First Peel ministry