Definition of Treasury bench in English:

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Treasury bench


(In the UK) the front bench in the House of Commons occupied by the prime minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and other members of the government.
Example sentences
  • Even when the younger Pitt was granted supreme power in 1783 and reform was duly proposed from the Treasury bench with the prime minister's authority, there was nothing like a parliamentary majority for it.
  • There were 45 members in the Treasury bench and 35 in the Opposition, the division in this case also being done on the basis of draw of lots.
  • When Mr Chamberlain entered the Chamber at noon and took his seat on the Treasury bench he was greeted with an enthusiastic cheering from all sides.

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