The responsibility of individual ministers for their own conduct and that of their departments is a vital aspect of accountable and democratic parliamentary government 1 ministerial responsibility is often described as a constitutional convention, yet it is a convention. Ministerial responsibility provides an important frame of reference for the allocation of power and responsibility amongst ministers, legislators, public-service workers, and the electorate at large although the shape of ministerial responsibility may vary, the principle remains central to the practice of parliamentary democracy.
134 a final matter that arises in relation to ministerial responsibility is the role of the minister's office and the minister's advisers as became apparent in the comrie inquiry, the minister's staff play a vital role in many aspects of the department's day-to-day administration. Ministerial responsibility: responsibility to the parliament for actions taken by a minister or on that minister's behalf the doctrine that the ministers in a government, individually or collectively, depend for their continuance on maintaining the support of the parliament. Continuing a theme for this week, here is a quick revision note and reference to a recent example on individual ministerial responsibility the mps' expenses scandal has led to shahid malik stepping down as justice minister.
Ministerial responsibility the collapse of the soviet union in 1991, which swiftly ended the cold war that had lasted for close to half a century, marked an era. Ministerial responsibility is often described as a constitutional convention, yet it is a convention difficult to define with certainty and which, to a large degree, depends on the circumstances of each individual case. Individual ministerial responsibility is a constitutional convention in governments using the westminster system that a cabinet minister bears the ultimate responsibility for the actions of their ministry or department. Ministerial responsibility and authority by: rick railston august 1, 2009 greetings everybody i'm going to summarize, to begin with, the last two sermons - one on acts 15 and the other on god's true church government, to kind of set the stage for this third sermon.
Ministerial responsibility is the hinge of the constitutionindividually and collectively, ministers are the conduit between the people's representatives and the crown in whose name government. Introduction collective ministerial responsibility in the sole crux of parliamentary democracy the principle of collective responsibility represents ministerial accountability to the legislature. Ministerial responsibility is an oath taken by ministers that makes them accountable to the parliament it is a constitutional duty found in the british and canadian parliaments ministerial responsibility is an idea that dates back to the 17th century under the stuart reign.
This list of government ministers and their responsibilities details the following: ministerial departments the ministers within ministerial departments. The doctrine of ministerial responsibility may be used to avoid confusion regarding government policy or the government's position on a given issue, as well as to show solidarity of the government to maintain its credibility. Sociology index ministerial responsibility ministerial responsibility is associated with parliamentary systems of government ministerial responsibility is the convention that a minister is answerable to parliament for the conduct and actions of his or her ministry's personnel. In this chapter, collective responsibility is first discussed by illustrating the three traditional branches of the collective responsibility convention: the confidence rule, the unanimity rule, and the confidentiality rule. How significant are the conventions of collective and individual ministerial responsibility today collective responsibility can be regarded as one of the cornerstones of cabinet government in the uk the convention states that any member of the government (so this extends to junior ministers as.
Individual ministerial responsibility or ministerial responsibility is a constitutional convention in governments using the westminster system that a cabinet minister bears the ultimate responsibility for the actions of their department of ministry. The public service committee report also emphasized that proper and rigorous scrutiny and accountability is a more important feature of ministerial responsibility than parliament's ability to force that minister's resignation. Ministerial responsibility: ministerial responsibility, a fundamental constitutional principle in the british westminster parliamentary system according to which ministers are responsible to the parliament for the conduct of their ministry and government as a whole.
The doctrine of ministerial responsibility still finds its way into political text books, no matter how rarely it is practised in political life ministerial responsibility is the notional idea. Individual ministerial responsibility is the convention that a minister answers to parliament for his department, with praise and blame being addressed to the minister and not civil servants [8. Cabinet collective responsibility, also known as collective ministerial responsibility, is a constitutional convention in parliamentary systems that members of the cabinet must publicly support all governmental decisions made in cabinet, even if they do not privately agree with them. Keywords: ministerial responsibility, collective responsibility, personal accountability, party government, responsible government, web of accountabilities, codes of conduct, guidelines for practice oxford scholarship online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service.