PM and the Executive Key Words

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Cabinet
The committee of senior ministers responsible for controlling government policy.
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Minister
MP or peer who is promoted by the PM either to run a governmental department or to carry out a specific role for the government or the governing party.
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Government Department
An administrative unit of the executive that is usually responsible for a particular area of policy.
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Royal Prerogative
Constitutional principle that allows the PM to adopt the arbitrary powers which remain to the monarch. Include patronage, being commander-in-chief and negotiating foreign treaties.
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Secondary Legislation
Much of the business of government is conducted using secondary or delegated legislation. These are orders made bu ministers which require relatively little parliamentary control.
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Individual Responsibility
Principle that ministers are responsible to HOP for their personal conduct and that of their department.
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Collective Responsibility
The principle that ministers must support cabinet decisions or resign from the government.
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Presidentail Government
A system of government in which a single, directly elected chief executive governs. The executive branch is constitutionally separate from the legislature.
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Minister

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MP or peer who is promoted by the PM either to run a governmental department or to carry out a specific role for the government or the governing party.

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Government Department

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Royal Prerogative

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Secondary Legislation

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