John Barnes, Historian

Treasurer of the Household

The position of Treasurer of the Household, while not without a part to play at Court and theoretically under control of the Lord Steward's Department, is in fact a political office usually occupied by the Government's Deputy Chief Whip. Until the reform of licensing in 2004 brought about by the Licensing Act 2003, he was a member of the Board of Green Cloth. The following Conservatives have held the post since 1918.