Ministerial role

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury


The Exchequer Secretary is responsible for:

  • childcare policy
  • women and the economy
  • tax credits and child poverty, and assisting the Chief Secretary on welfare reform
  • charities, the voluntary sector and gift aid
  • environment and transport taxation, North Sea oil, gas and shipping
  • energy policy and climate change
  • excise duties, including excise fraud and law enforcement
  • gambling duties

Current role holder: Damian Hinds MP

Damian Hinds MP was appointed Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury on 12 May 2015.

He was appointed Assistant Government Whip on 15 July 2014.

He was elected the Conservative Member of Parliament for East Hampshire in May 2010.


Damian attended St Ambrose Grammar School, Altrincham before completing a degree in politics, philosophy and economics.

Political career

Shortly after entering Parliament, Damian was elected to the Education Select Committee and served until October 2012. Previously he chaired the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility.

Career outside politics

Damian spent 18 years working in the pubs, brewing and hotel industries, in Britain and abroad.

Personal life

Damian and his wife Jacqui have 3 young children.

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP

    • 2014 to 2015
  2. David Gauke MP

    • 2010 to 2014


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