|Greg Hands Appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury|
Becomes First MP for Fulham at Cabinet Table since 1970
Greg Hands joins the Cabinet as Chief Secretary to the Treasury – first MP for Fulham at the Cabinet table since 1970, first MP for Chelsea since 1940
Greg Hands will take up the second most senior position in the Treasury, after the Chancellor, George Osborne, The Chief Secretary is responsible for public expenditure including spending reviews and strategic planning, welfare reform, and efficiency and value for money in public service.
Greg is the first MP for Fulham at the Cabinet table since Labour’s Michael Stewart in 1970, and the first MP for Chelsea since the Conservatives’ Sir Samuel Hoare in 1940.
In his new role Greg will attend meetings of Cabinet as part of the David Cameron’s majority Government.
" Thanks to the hard work of the British people, this long-term economic plan is working. The deficit is down by half, there are over two million more private sector jobs, and there are 760,000 more businesses.
" We will control the welfare budget so we save money and reward work by taking everyone earning less than £12,500 out of Income Tax altogether and pass a law to ensure we have a Tax-Free Minimum Wage in this country."
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May 20, 2015