King William IV had dismissed the Whig government of Lord Melbourne on 14 November 1834 and asked the Duke of Wellington to form a government but he declined, instead recommending Sir Robert Peel. Peel was in Sardinia at the time, so the Duke of Wellington took control of the government in a caretaker capacity until Peel returned and was able to form his government on 10 December.
During the caretaker government there was no Cabinet.
Secretary of State
Leader of the House of Lords
|The Duke of Wellington||17 November 1834 – |
9 December 1834
|Lord Chancellor||The Lord Lyndhurst||21 November 1834|
|Chancellor of the Exchequer||The Lord Denman||15 November 1834|
|Lords Commissioners of the Treasury||The Duke of Wellington||21 November 1834|
|The Earl of Rosslyn|
|The Lord Ellenborough|
|Sir John Beckett|