Chief Secretary to the Treasury

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The Chief Secretary to the Treasury is the second most senior ministerial position in HM Treasury, after the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The office holder is usually given a junior position in the British Cabinet. It was created in 1961, to share the burden of representing the Treasury with the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

The position's responsibilities include negotiating with departments about budget allocations, public sector pay, welfare reform, and procurement policy.

The current incumbent is Stephen Timms, who took this office in May 2006.

[edit] Chief Secretaries to the Treasury

Henry Brooke October 9, 1961 July 13, 1962
John Boyd-Carpenter July 13, 1962 October 16, 1964
John Diamond October 20, 1964 June 19, 1970
Maurice Macmillan June 23, 1970 April 7, 1972
Patrick Jenkin April 7, 1972 January 8, 1974
Thomas Boardman January 8, 1974 March 4, 1974
Joel Barnett March 7, 1974 May 4, 1979
John Biffen May 5, 1979 January 5, 1981
Leon Brittan January 5, 1981 June 11, 1983
Peter Rees June 11, 1983 September 2, 1985
John MacGregor September 2, 1985 June 13, 1987
John Major June 13, 1987 July 24, 1989
Norman Lamont July 24, 1989 November 28, 1990
David Mellor November 28, 1990 April 10, 1992
Michael Portillo April 10, 1992 July 20, 1994
Jonathan Aitken July 20, 1994 July 5, 1995
William Waldegrave July 5, 1995 May 2, 1997
Alistair Darling May 3, 1997 July 27, 1998
Stephen Byers July 27, 1998 December 23, 1998
Alan Milburn December 23, 1998 October 11, 1999
Andrew Smith October 11, 1999 May 29, 2002
Paul Boateng May 29, 2002 May 6, 2005
Des Browne May 6, 2005 May 5, 2006
Stephen Timms May 5, 2006

[edit] See also

Chief Secretary to the Treasury

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