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Prime-ministerial power and ministerial responsibility in the Thatcher era.

Michael Doherty

Prime-ministerial power and ministerial responsibility in the Thatcher era.

by Michael Doherty

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Photocopy of: Parliamentary affairs, vol. 41, no. 1, (1988), pp.49-67.

Other titlesParliamentary affairs.
ContributionsHansard Society.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22227796M

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PRIME-MINISTERIAL POWER AND MINISTERIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE THATCHER ERA. Michael Doherty. Parliam Aff, Vol Issue 1, JanuaryPrime-ministerial power and ministerial responsibility in the Thatcher era.

book 49–67, BOOK SECTION. PRESSURE ON THE SHELVES. Grant Jordan. Parliam Aff, Vol Issue 1. From Prime Ministerial Power to Core Executive. Rhodes. Pages Ministerial Responsibility and the Theory of the British State. Alan Beattie. Pages This book brings together a set of key contributions to the debate they have fostered; it will significantly reshape the way government at the centre in Britain is.

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He tried to convince me that the Cabinet were misreading the situation, that I was being misled and that with a vigorous campaign it would still be possible.

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Allen Lane. £35 May at 10, by Anthony Seldon (with Raymond Newell). Biteback. £25 The prime ministerial careers of Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May furnish obvious. Despite ups and downs in prime ministerial power over the years, the general tendency has been to expect the prime minister to do more than in the past, writes Archie traces this tendency back to Margaret Tharcher’s premiership, which gave a huge impetus to the idea that political power belongs to the prime minister rather than to the government.

A strict interpretation of the doctrine of individual ministerial responsibility requires that the minister alone bear public responsibility for her department's actions. Right for the outset it was clear that prime ministerial power had been diluted as part of the coalition agreement.

There were 5 Liberal Democrats in the cabinet at the start (Clegg, Cable, Laws, Alexander and Huhne) and a further 15 junior ministerial appointments. This article examines how Edward Heath utilised the Prime Ministerial power of ministerial appointment between and It does so within the context of the difficulties that Heath.

The powers of the Prime Minister within the British political structure have developed in recent years to such an extent that some political analyst now refer to Britain as having a Prime Ministerial government rather than a Cabinet government.

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becomes Prime Minister. The Prime Minister has the power of patronage and appoints a Cabinet and all other Ministerial posts. All government ministers are, by convention, bound by the notions of collective responsibility and individual ministerial responsibility, as laid out in the Ministerial Code (Cabinet Office, ).File Size: KB.

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Various Prime Ministers have different opinions on collective responsibility and cabinet meetings and because of this, they have exercised their power in different ways.

For example, in earlier days under Blair and Thatcher, cabinet meetings were rare and they preferred bilaterals including the PM and two Departmental Ministers.4/5. This article lists government ministers who served under Prime Minister Margaret er was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from toduring which time she led a Conservative government.

She was the first woman to hold that office. During her premiership, Thatcher retained the Falkland Islands, moved to liberalise the British economy through deregulation, privatisation. Waiting on the prime ministerial word Julian Glover There must be power and responsibility in government outside the prime ministerial orbit, writes Julian GloverAuthor: Julian Glover.

Margaret Thatcher (), the United Kingdom’s first female prime minister, served from until During her time in office, she reduced the. Margaret Thatcher, and shared responsibility. Mrs. Thatcher worked by restricting access to the What has evolved has been Prime Ministerial Govemment.

Thatcherism began to be discemed as having three major aspects: 1) fiscal and monetary policy directed towards a freer economy and to reducing inflation, 2) limitations of the power of.

Peter Hennessy's new book hasn't persuaded me that its central preoccupation, the current dispute over prime ministerial power and its extent, is not sterile and, indeed, rather boring. The entire country seemed to be passionately insane about Thatcher and Thatcherism.

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Whether you love her or hate her, Margaret Thatcher's impact on twentieth-century history is undeniable. From her humble, small-town upbringing to her rise to power as the United Kingdom's first female prime minister Cited by: Toward the end of Mrs. Thatcher’s time as prime minister, several other American men and I, finding ourselves married to prominent, hard-charging women, formed an imaginary group we dubbed the.The British prime minister has become more prime ministerial and less like a president Published by NottsPolitics on July 9, The July issue of Parliamentary Affairs is now online and this issue’s Editor’s Choice is The Prime Ministerialisation of the British Prime Minister by Keith Dowding.