Lord Hill of Oareford will replace Rt Hon Lord Strathclyde as Leader of the House of Lords.

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Lord Hill of Oareford as Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. He replaces the Rt Hon Lord Strathclyde who is retiring from the Government.

Read Lord Strathclyde’s resignation letter here.

Read the Prime Minister’s response.

As previously announced, Lord Deighton KBE takes up his position as Commercial Secretary at HM Treasury following the resignation of Lord Sassoon.

Notes to editors

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Lord Hill to Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council. Lord Hill will be a member of the Cabinet.

Help us improve GOV.UK

Please don't include any personal or financial information, for example your National Insurance or credit card numbers.