Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Trivia: 10 Downing Street is the official residence of whom?

Just a bit of trivia for today. No. 10 Downing St. is the official residence of which member of the UK government? You say, the Prime Minister? Actually No. 10 is the official residence of the First Lord of the Treasury. Usually, but not always, the Prime Minister serves as the First Lord of the Treasury and in that case the Prime Minister resides at No. 10. Actually there is no official residence of the Prime Minister.

Next door to No. 10 is No. 11 Downing St. is the official residence of the Second Lord of the Treasury. Usually, but not always, the post of Second Lord of the Treasury is held by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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