Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty

The Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty [1] also known as the Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Board of Admiralty [2] was a position on the Board of Admiralty and a civil officer of the British Royal Navy. It was usually filled by a Member of Parliament. Although he attended Board of Admiralty meetings informally he was not made a full member of that Board until 1929.[3] He served as the deputy to the First Lord of the Admiralty in Parliament and was mainly responsible for all naval finance and spending proposals from 1625 until 1959.

United Kingdom
Office of the Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty
Royal Arms as used by Her Majesty's Government
Ministry of Defence
StyleThe Right Honourable
(Formal prefix)
Secretary to the Admiralty
Member ofBritish Cabinet
Board of Admiralty
SeatWestminster, London
AppointerThe British Monarch
on advice of the Prime Minister
Term lengthNo fixed term
Formation1625–1959
First holderSir Edward Nicholas
Final holderCharles Ian Orr-Ewing
Websitewww.gov.uk