The role of ministers

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They are senior members of the governing party or coalition.
George Osborne, secretary of state (2015) and Theresa May, home secretary (2015)
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Most ministers have to manage a government department, being responsible for its policies and decisions.
Jeremy Hunt is the Secretary of State for the department of health (2015)
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Ministers preside over the drafting of legislation and are responsible for managing proposed legislation through election.
One of the Conservative policies for 2015 is NHS spending will be increased by a minimum of £8bn over the next five years and will remain free to use.
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Ministers are assisted by large number of neutral civil servants and private advisers.
Laura Trott is an adviser on women. (2010)
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The most senior ministers are appointed to the cabinet and thus become a part of the central executive or government.
George Osborne, secretary of state (2015)
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Cabinet ministers manage their department and are part of the senior collective decision-making body.
Nicky Morgan is in the cabinet and manages the department of education. (2015)
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Ministers not in the cabinet are known as junior ministers.
Sajid Javid
 Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. (2010)
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Most ministers have to manage a government department, being responsible for its policies and decisions.

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Jeremy Hunt is the Secretary of State for the department of health (2015)

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Ministers preside over the drafting of legislation and are responsible for managing proposed legislation through election.

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Ministers are assisted by large number of neutral civil servants and private advisers.

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The most senior ministers are appointed to the cabinet and thus become a part of the central executive or government.

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