New Leader of the Lords appointed

07 January 2013

Lord Hill of Oareford has been appointed as Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. He will be appointed to the Privy Council and is a member of the Cabinet. He replaces the Rt Hon Lord Strathclyde who is retiring from the government.

About the Leader of the House of Lords

The Leader of the House is a member of the cabinet and the most senior member of the government in the Lords, responsible for its business in the House. He leads a team of about 25 ministers and whips. The Leader also has obligations to the House as a whole: expressing its collective feelings on formal occasions and giving procedural advice, eg in disputes over who will speak next during questions.

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