Deputy Lieutenant of Haringey

peter baker deputy lieutenant of haringey

The Deputy Lieutenant for Haringey is Captain Peter Baker RNR, RD

History

The office of Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenant is of military origin and dates back to the time of Henry VIII when they were appointed for the maintenance of order and for military purposes relating to local defence. Their military role has largely disappeared, but links are maintained by association with Volunteer Reserve Forces. They are also connected with other uniformed organisations such as the Fire, Police and Ambulance services and various volunteer bodies. Lords-Lieutenant have long been associated with the magistracy and, until the 19th century, they appointed the Clerk of the Peace. Nowadays, Lord-Lieutenants generally sit as magistrates.

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Appointment

Lord-Lieutenants are appointed by The Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister, for each county of England and Wales and each area of Scotland, save for the cities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, pursuant to section 1 of the Lieutenancies Act 1997.

Deputy Lieutenants are commissioned by the Lord-Lieutenant, subject to confirmation by the Secretary of State that the Queen does not disapprove of the appointment. The function of Deputy Lieutenant is to assist in the performance of any public duty performed by the Lord-Lieutenant. The normal retirement age for the Lord-Lieutenants and Deputy Lieutenants is 75.

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Duties

Lord-Lieutenants are Her Majesty's personal representatives in a county or area. Their prime duty is to uphold the dignity of the Crown. Within that remit, the Lord-Lieutenant will exercise the following functions:

  1. Arranging visits by members of the Royal family and escorting Royal visitors
  2. Presentation of medals and awards on behalf of Her Majesty
  3. Participation in civic, voluntary and social activities with the Lieutenancy
  4. Liaison with local units of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army, Royal Air Force and their associated cadet forces; and
  5. Leading the local magistracy by chairing the Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace

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Contact

You may contact Captain Peter Baker via the Mayor's Office, please send letters to:

Captain Peter Baker RNR, RD, DL
C/O The Mayor's Office
Haringey Council
Level 5, River Park House
225 High Road
London N22 8HQ

Or email: mayors.office@haringey.gov.uk

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Page last updated:

October 4, 2022

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