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1

What are Cabinet Committees?

Committees to focus on specific areas & lessen the burden for cabinet ministers.

2

Who can the Prime Minister appoint?

Ministers, Judges, Lords/Peers

3

What does the Cabinet consist of?

23 senior MP's that head departments of government.

4

Powers of the Prime Minister? (5)

Appointments, Authority in Cabinet, Party Leadership, Public Standing, Policy-making.

5

Ministerial Individual Responsibility

As heads of department, ministers expected to be responsible for actions of their department.

6

Cabinet Collective Responsibility

Cabinet Members act as a union and support decisions made by the cabinet, those who do not agree are expected to resign

7

How Policy is Made

a bill introduced my MP's or Lords goes through a legislative process to become Law.

8

2 Examples of Prime Minister's power to dictate & determine Policy?

Introduction of poll tax (1990)

Invasion of Iraq (2003)

9

Example of Ministerial Responsibility?

Resignation of Sir Thomas Dugdale - Minister of Agriculture, after promise made by civil servant to farmer was not followed through.

10

Example of Cabinet Collective Responsibility?

Resignation of Robin Cook - 2003, disagreed with decision to go to Iraq.

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How is the Cabinet appointed?

by the Prime Minister once they win the General Election.