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Encyclopedia > Lord President of the Council

The Office of Lord President of the Council is a British cabinet position, the holder of which acts as presiding officer of the Privy Council. The Lord President's principal responsibility is to preside at meetings of the Privy Council, at which the British monarch formally assents to Orders-in-Council. As the duties of the post are not rigorous it has often been given to a government minister, usually one of high standing, with non-departmental specific responsibilities. In recent years it has been most usual for the Lord President to also serve as Leader of the House of Commons, though as peers both the current Lord President Lady Amos, and her predecessor Lord Williams of Mostyn, who died in office on 20 September 2003, have combined the office with that of Leader of the House of Lords. In the Politics of the United Kingdom, the Cabinet is a formal body comprised of government officials chosen by the kp. ... Her Majestys Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. ... This article describes the British monarchy from the perspective of the United Kingdom. ... An Order-in-Council is an executive order issued in Commonwealth Realms operating under the Westminster system. ... The Leader of the House of Commons is a member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom who is responsible for arranging government business in the House of Commons. ... Valerie Ann Amos, Baroness Amos, PC (born 13 March 1954), is a British Labour Party politician and life peer, currently serving as Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council. ... For the American actor of the same name, please see Gareth Williams. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Leader of the House of Lords is a function in the British government that is always held in combination with a formal Cabinet position, most often Lord President of the Council, Lord Privy Seal or Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. ...


The Lord President is the fourth of the Great Officers of State, ranking beneath the Lord High Treasurer and above the Lord Privy Seal. In the United Kingdom, the Great Officers of State are officers who either inherit their positions or are appointed by the Crown, and exercise certain ceremonial functions. ... The Lord High Treasurer bears a white staff as his symbol of office. ... The Lord Privy Seal or Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal is one of the traditional sinecure offices in the British Cabinet. ...


In the 19th century, the Lord President was generally the cabinet member responsible for the educational system amongst their other duties, a role still played by the Privy Council at this time, although this role was gradually scaled back in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


On several occasions non-British Ministers have served briefly as acting Lords President of the Council, solely to preside over a meeting of the Privy Council held in a realm. Examples of this practice are the meetings in New Zealand in 1990 and 1995, when the Sir Geoffrey Palmer and James Bolger respectively were acting Lord Presidents. Look up Realm on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Realm is an old term still used as an alternative word for kingdom. ... This article is about the year. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Right Honourable Sir Geoffrey Winston Russell Palmer, AC, KCMG (born 21 April 1942), served as Prime Minister of New Zealand from August 1989 until September 1990, leading the Labour Party. ... The Right Honourable James Brendan Jim Bolger (born 31 May 1935) was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1990 to 1997. ...


A particularly vital role was played by the Lord President of the Council during the Second World War. The Lord President served as chairman of the Lord President's Committee. This committee acted as a central clearing house for dealing with economic problems that affected the country. As such, it was vital to the smooth running of the British war economy and consequently the entire British war effort. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... The Lord Presidents Committee was a British government committee during the Second World War. ... War economy is the term used to describe the contingencies undertaken by the modern state to mobilize its economy for war production. ...


Lord Presidents, 1530-1553

Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk (c. ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... Events February 27 - Battle of Ancrum Moor - Scots victory over superior English forces December 13 - Official opening of the Council of Trent (closed 1563) Battle of Kawagoe - between two branches of Uesugi families and the late Hojo clan in Japan. ... Sir William Paulet (c. ... // Events Spanish conquest of Yucatan Peace between England and France Foundation of Trinity College, Cambridge by Henry VIII of England Katharina von Bora flees to Magdeburg Science Architecture Michelangelo Buonarroti is made chief architect of St. ... Events February 7 - Julius III becomes Pope. ... John Dudley (1501-August 22/August 23, 1553) was a Tudor nobleman and politician, executed for high treason by Queen Mary I of England. ... Events February 7 - Julius III becomes Pope. ... // Events June 26 - Christs Hospital in London gets a Royal Charter July 6 - Edward VI of England dies July 10 - Lady Jane Grey is proclaimed Queen of England - for the next nine days July 18 - Lord Mayor of London proclaims Queen Mary as the rightful Queen - Lady Jane Grey...

Lord Presidents, 1621-1631

Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester (c. ... Events February 9 - Gregory XV is elected pope. ... Events March 1 - writs were issued in February 1628 by Charles I of England that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date. ... James Ley, 1st Earl of Marlborough James Ley (1552-1629), the 1st Earl of Marlborough, was Lord Chief Justice of the Kings Bench in Ireland and then in England; he was an English member of parliament and was Lord High Treasurer from 1624 to 1628. ... Events March 1 - writs were issued in February 1628 by Charles I of England that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events March 1 - writs were issued in February 1628 by Charles I of England that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events March 1 - writs were issued in February 1628 by Charles I of England that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events February 5 - Roger Williams emigrates to Boston. ...

Lord Presidents since 1678


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Lord President Of The Council - LoveToKnow 1911 (340 words)
LORD PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL, in England, one of the great officers of state, and a member of the ministry.
For example, a committee of the lords of the council was formerly responsible for the work now dealt with by the secretary of state for foreign affairs; so also with that now discharged by the Board of Trade.
The office is very frequently held in conjunction with other ministerial offices, for example, in Gladstone's fourth ministry the secretary of state for India was also lord president of the council, and in the conservative ministry of 1903 the holder of the office was also president of the Board of Education.
Lord President of the Council (52 words)
Lord President of the Council acts as Presiding officer of the Privy Council.
His principal responsibility is to preside at meetings of the Privy Council.
As the duties of the post are not rigorous it has often been given to a government minister, usually one of high standing, with non-departmental specific responsibilities.
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