The role of the cabinet

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It formalises and legitimises official government policy. Policies may have their origins elsewhere but need to be approved by the cabinet.
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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It sometimes deals with disputes between different government departments and ministers when their proposals conflict or there are funding allocation problems.
A common dispute that would be brought to cabinet under collective responsibility would be one that concerns public spending.
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It may meet to deal with a crisis or emergency situation.
There were a series of meetings to formulate a response to the banking and financial crisis that affected the UK in 2007-09.
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The cabinet is where the presentation of policy is determined. This is to ensure that ministers co-ordinate the way in which policy is portrayed to the media and the public.
Collective responsibility and prime minister notes in the ‘minutes’.
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The cabinet is where the business of Parliament and the party whips are arranged.
Mark Harper is chief whip and he attends cabinet.
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From time to time the Prime Minister may invite the whole cabinet to discuss an important issue of the day.
The decision to bid for the 2012 Olympics was decided in cabinet.
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It sometimes deals with disputes between different government departments and ministers when their proposals conflict or there are funding allocation problems.

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A common dispute that would be brought to cabinet under collective responsibility would be one that concerns public spending.

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The cabinet is where the presentation of policy is determined. This is to ensure that ministers co-ordinate the way in which policy is portrayed to the media and the public.

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