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Ministers and ParliamentAccountability in Theory and Practice$
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Diana Woodhouse

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198278924

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278924.001.0001

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Ministers and Parliament
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DIANA WOODHOUSE

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278924.003.0014

The preceding chapters have examined the recent operation of the convention of individual ministerial responsibility and the institutional changes which affect its operation. The purpose of this examination has been to assess, first, the extent to which resignations have been in accordance with the convention; secondly, what effect the reform of the select committee system and the establishment of the Next Steps agencies have had — or might have in future — upon the accountability of ministers and the broader structure of public accountability; and, thirdly, whether the changes require a reformulation of individual ministerial responsibility. The corruption of ministerial accountability to Parliament, mainly through the operation of party solidarity, challenges Parliament to continue to play its constitutional role in accountable government, or to accept a diminished constitutional position and concede the accountability function to others.

Keywords:   convention, individual ministerial responsibility, resignations, select committee system, accountability, ministers, Parliament, reforms

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