Private Office of the First Lord of the Admiralty

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Private Office of the First Lord of the Admiralty
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Office overview
Formed1800
Dissolved1911
JurisdictionUnited Kingdom Government of the United Kingdom
HeadquartersLondon
England
Office executive
Parent OfficeDepartment of Admiralty

The Private Office of the First Lord of the Admiralty was a subsidiary component of the Department of Admiralty created in 1800. The office was controlled and directed by the Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty until 1911.[1]

History

A Private Office of the First Lord of the Admiralty was established in 1800 following the appointment of the Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty.[2] In 1911 the private secretary's title was altered to Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty as head of new but small Naval Secretariat dealing with naval promotions and honours.[3] The office continued until 1964 when it was abolished following the merger of the Department of Admiralty into an enlarged Ministry of Defence.

From 1911 until 1964 the private office continued as a civilian body who's staff including private secretaries were supplied by the Admiralty Secretariat.[4]

Duties

The office supported the Minister by dealing with all correspondence, writing or typing all reports, liaising between the Admiralty and Whitehall and the Department of the Permanent Secretary.[5] Providing a interconnecting focal point for other members of the Board of Admiralty and coordinating the task of the Department of Admiralty.[6]

Office Head

Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty)

References

  1. Hamilton, C. I. (2011). The Making of the Modern Admiralty: British Naval Policy-Making, 1805–1927. Cambridge, England.: Cambridge University Press. p. 291. ISBN 978-1-139-49654-4.
  2. Hamilton. p.291.
  3. Hamilton. p.291.
  4. Hamilton. p.291.
  5. Hamilton. p.291.
  6. Hamilton. p.291.