BP_classnote6.docx - Lecture October 2nd Prime Minister and the Executive Ministerial responsibility Crichel Down 1954 Collective responsibility

BP_classnote6.docx - Lecture October 2nd Prime Minister and...

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Lecture: October 2ndPrime Minister and the Executive-Ministerial responsibility: Crichel Down 1954-Collective responsibility: Suspended for EU referendum -Cabinet Ministers are responsible for parliament -Most debated: when minister should take responsibilityoWhen should they be forced to resign in the consequences of parliamentoFor a long time ministers were thought to take responsibility for everything-Ministers have been more and more reluctant to resignoIn the past resigned in the matter of principle Collective Responsibility:-If there is an argument between two ministers-Cabinet can impose its authority over ministers-Collective responsibility is seen in the context of, oIn fact minister are collectively responsible for a policyoIn public they have to say the same thing-Come from the relationship of ministers and parliament and minister and the monarch-Authority is invested collectively within the cabinet-In recent yearsoMore difficult to uphold this convention oMinisters have to come out and justify government policy -Cabinet is responsible for policy of government They two conventions limits PM powers-PM works under ministerial responsibility and collective responsibility -Cabinet could over-rule the Prime MinisterWhere does that leave the Prime minister Prime Minister:-Power to hire, reshuffle and dismiss ministers-Powers to give honorsoMake recommendation to the queen of how will get the honorsoKnighthoodsoPoliticians are pretty vain, they like these honors a lot -Control Cabinet agendao
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