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Government: Collective Responsibility

Volume 694: debated on Monday 16 July 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the doctrine of collective responsibility applies to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary in the Home Office with responsibility for Security, Lord West of Spithead, and the Minister of State for Trade and Investment in the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, Lord Jones of Birmingham. [HL4772]

The principle of collective responsibility is set out in the Ministerial Code, which applies to all Ministers and is available in the Library.