Encyclopedia > Lord President

  Article Content

Lord President of the Council

Redirected from Lord President

The Lord President of the Council is a British cabinet position, the holder of which acts as Presiding officer of the Privy Council. His principal responsibility is to preside at meetings of the Privy Council, at which the British monarch formally Assents to Orders-in-Council. In recent years, the Lord President has also served as Leader of the House of Commons, though the current Lord President also serves as Leader of the House of Lords[?].

Lord Presidents since 1678



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Lord President

... 1806-1807 John Jeffreys, Earl Camden[?] 1807-1812 Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth 1812 Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby[?] 1812-1827 William Cavendish-Bentinck, ...