Flashcards in Chapter 8 - The Cabinet Deck (13):
Define the Cabinet
The meeting of senior ministers and the heads of government departments. Formally key decision making body in British Government
Number of Cabinet Ministers 2016?
22 (with a further 8 in attendance)
How many female cabinet members are there in 2016?
7 (+3 attending but not ministers)
How often are cabinet meetings held?
Once a week
Define the Cabinet System
The cabinet and its associated bodies, including cabinet committees and the Cabinet Office
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
What are cabinet committees?
Committees appointed by the PM to consider aspects of government business
Name the 4 kinds of cabinet committee
Ministerial standing committees
Ad hoc committees (focus on one issue)
Official committees of civil servants (shadow ministerial committees)
What are the 5 most important ministerial standing committees?
Those dealing with
Gov legislative programme
3 egs of Committees
National Security Council
Home Affairs Committee
Economic Affairs Committee
Define an 'inner cabinet'
A smaller, informal group of ministers, advisers and officials.. EG the Quad
When was the Cabinet Office created?