Welcome to the Privy Council Office

Rt Hon David Lidington MPRt Hon David Lidington MP

The Privy Council is the mechanism through which interdepartmental agreement is reached on those items of Government business which, for historical or other reasons, fall to Ministers as Privy Counsellors rather than as Departmental Ministers.

David Lidington was appointed Lord President of the Council in July 2016.

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