Flashcards in Prime Minister & Executive Deck (11)
What are Cabinet Committees?
Committees to focus on specific areas & lessen the burden for cabinet ministers.
Who can the Prime Minister appoint?
Ministers, Judges, Lords/Peers
What does the Cabinet consist of?
23 senior MP's that head departments of government.
Powers of the Prime Minister? (5)
Appointments, Authority in Cabinet, Party Leadership, Public Standing, Policy-making.
Ministerial Individual Responsibility
As heads of department, ministers expected to be responsible for actions of their department.
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
How Policy is Made
a bill introduced my MP's or Lords goes through a legislative process to become Law.
2 Examples of Prime Minister's power to dictate & determine Policy?
Introduction of poll tax (1990)
Invasion of Iraq (2003)
Example of Ministerial Responsibility?
Resignation of Sir Thomas Dugdale - Minister of Agriculture, after promise made by civil servant to farmer was not followed through.
Example of Cabinet Collective Responsibility?
Resignation of Robin Cook - 2003, disagreed with decision to go to Iraq.