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Crown Stewards and Bailiffs

House of Lords written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government who have been the last five holders of the offices of Crown Steward and Bailiff of (a) the Manor of Northstead, and (b) the Chiltern Hundreds; how long they held the posts; and what monies are paid to each holder of those offices of profit under the Crown.

Photo of Lord Sassoon Lord Sassoon The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

The information requested is set out in the tables. The offices of the Crown Steward and Bailiff of the Three Hundreds of Chiltern and the Crown Steward of the Manor of Northstead are granted alternately, thus enabling two Members or more to retire on the same day. There are no salaries or duties attached to either appointment.

Member Date of Appointment Date Vacated
Peter Mandelson 8 September 2004 4 June 2008
Boris Johnson 4 June 2008 30 June 2008
David Marshall 30 June 2008 22 June 2009
Michael Martin 22 June 2009 26 January 2011
Gerry Adams 26 January 2011 -
Chiltern Hundreds
Member Date of Appointment Date Vacated
Tony Blair 27 June 2007 18 June 2008
David Davis 18 June 2008 18 June 2008
Ian Gibson 8 June 2009 13 January 2010
Iris Robinson 13 January 2010 8 February 2011
Eric Illsley 8 February 2011 -

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