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King William IV had dismissed the Whig government of Lord Melbourne on 14 November 1834 and asked the Duke of Wellington to form a government but he declined, instead recommending Sir Robert Peel. Peel was in Sardinia at the time, so the Duke of Wellington took control of the government in a caretaker capacity until Peel returned and was able to form his government on 10 December. List of Ministers[edit]

Wellington Caretaker Government [1]

Office Name Term

Prime Minister Secretary of State for the Home Department Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Secretary of State for War and the Colonies Leader of the House of Lords The Duke of Wellington 17 November 1834 – 9 December 1834

Chancellor of the Exchequer The Lord Denman 15 November 1834

Lord Chancellor The Lord Lyndhurst 21 November 1834

Lords Commissioners of the Treasury The Duke of Wellington 21 November 1834

The Earl of Rosslyn

The Lord Ellenborough

Lord Maryborough

Sir John Beckett

Joseph Planta

Notes[edit]

Wellington was the only Secretary of State.[2] As no separate Chancellor of the Exchequer
Chancellor of the Exchequer
had been appointed, Denman held the post pro tempore by virtue of being Lord Chief Justice. Most offices were in commission.

References[edit]

^ Cook, Chris; Keith, Brendan (1975). British Historical Facts 1830–1900. London and Basingstoke: The Macmillan Press Ltd. p. 4.  ^ "No. 19211". The London Gazette. 18 November 1834. p. 2047. 

Preceded by First Melbourne ministry Government of the United Kingdom 1834 Succeeded by First Peel ministry

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