The Lord Great Chamberlain after the Demise of the Crown

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Dear House of Lords,

Since the 1999 reforms, the holder of the office of Lord Great Chamberlain has been an ex officio member of the House of Lords. Given the peculiar arrangement for the succession to the office of Lord Great Chamberlain, with various people having hereditary "shares" in the office, I would like to know:

1) who is presently expected to hold the office after the Demise of the Crown?
2) how is the choice made? From what I have read the office is held every alternate reign by the Marquesses of Cholmondeley (as he holds a 1/2 share), but how are those with smaller shares dealt with?
3) is it possible for a woman to perform the roles of the office, or must she appoint a deputy?

Yours faithfully,
George Wilkinson

Dear House of Lords,

please can you respond to, or at least for the time being acknowledge, my FOI request entitled "The Lord Great Chamberlain after the Demise of the Crown". The request was sent on the 12th January 2019.

Yours faithfully,

George Wilkinson

HL FOI & Information Compliance, House of Lords

Dear Mr Wilkinson,

 

Thank you for your correspondence below. We are still processing your
request and will provide a response as soon as possible, and at least
within 20 working days of receipt of your request (i.e. by 11 February
2019). We have noted that the What Do They Know website has calculated the
statutory deadline as 8 February, however, we are working to the
Information Commissioner’s guidance on calculating the statutory deadline
date by which responses should be provided.

 

Our reference for your request is FOI 3165.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Kimberley Swift

Information Compliance Team

House of Lords

 

 

 

From: George Wilkinson <[1][FOI #543850 email]>
Sent: 31 January 2019 14:18
To: HL External Communications Office <[2][email address]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - The Lord Great Chamberlain
after the Demise of the Crown

 

Dear House of Lords,

please can you respond to, or at least for the time being acknowledge, my
FOI request entitled "The Lord Great Chamberlain after the Demise of the
Crown". The request was sent on the 12th January 2019.

Yours faithfully,

George Wilkinson

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Dear Mr Wilkinson,

 

Please find attached our response to your request (copied below) to the
House of Lords Administration.

 

You may, if dissatisfied with the treatment of your request, ask the House
of Lords to conduct an internal review. This should be addressed to
[1][email address] or to the Freedom of Information Officer, House
of Lords, London SW1A 0PW and explain clearly the nature of your complaint
in terms of compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Arrangements will be made for someone who has not been involved in dealing
with your request to conduct an internal review within 20 working days.

 

You should note that we will not normally accept an application for
internal review if it is received more than two months after the date our
response was sent. Any such request received after this time will only be
considered in exceptional circumstances.

 

If, following this review, you remain dissatisfied with the House’s
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Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Kimberley Swift

Information Compliance Team

House of Lords

 

 

 

From: George Wilkinson <[2][FOI #543850 email]>
Sent: 12 January 2019 16:27
To: HL External Communications Office <[3][email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - The Lord Great Chamberlain after
the Demise of the Crown

 

Dear House of Lords,

Since the 1999 reforms, the holder of the office of Lord Great Chamberlain
has been an ex officio member of the House of Lords. Given the peculiar
arrangement for the succession to the office of Lord Great Chamberlain,
with various people having hereditary "shares" in the office, I would like
to know:

1) who is presently expected to hold the office after the Demise of the
Crown?
2) how is the choice made? From what I have read the office is held every
alternate reign by the Marquesses of Cholmondeley (as he holds a 1/2
share), but how are those with smaller shares dealt with?
3) is it possible for a woman to perform the roles of the office, or must
she appoint a deputy?

Yours faithfully,
George Wilkinson

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