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Define the Cabinet

The meeting of senior ministers and the heads of government departments. Formally key decision making body in British Government

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Number of Cabinet Ministers 2016?

22 (with a further 8 in attendance)

3

How many female cabinet members are there in 2016?

7 (+3 attending but not ministers)

4

How often are cabinet meetings held?

Once a week

5

Define the Cabinet System

The cabinet and its associated bodies, including cabinet committees and the Cabinet Office

6

Explain the 4 points of the role of the Cabinet

-registering and ratifying decisions made in other parts of the cabinet system
-discussing and deciding on major issues
-Determining gov business in Parliament
-Settling disputes between government departments

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What are cabinet committees?

Committees appointed by the PM to consider aspects of government business

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Name the 4 kinds of cabinet committee

Ministerial standing committees
Ministerial subcommittees
Ad hoc committees (focus on one issue)
Official committees of civil servants (shadow ministerial committees)

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What are the 5 most important ministerial standing committees?

Those dealing with
Domestic Affairs
Economic Affairs
Public Expenditure
National Security
Gov legislative programme

10

3 egs of Committees

National Security Council
Home Affairs Committee
Economic Affairs Committee

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Define an 'inner cabinet'

A smaller, informal group of ministers, advisers and officials.. EG the Quad

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When was the Cabinet Office created?

1916

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What is the Cabinet Office?

A gov department responsible for supporting the cabinet system and the prime minister, and managing the civil service

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