Ministers

What is Individual Ministerial Accountability?
Duty to be accountable to Parliament
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What is Individual Ministerial Responsibility?
Accountable to Parliament for personal conduct
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When would a Minister be expected to resign?
Policy failure, personal conduct, political pressure.
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What is an example of a minister who resigned for personal conduct?
Mandelson secretary for state for NI over allegations of abuse of office.
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Who is an example of a minister who resigned over policy failure?
Edwina Currie- health- salmonella warning
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Who is an example of a ministers who resigned due
Brittan- leaking info regarding Westland affair. Transport and Industry.
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How did Thatcher describe senior civil servants?
"One of us"
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How could CS be more powerful?
Control info, make most policy decisions, may be biased
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