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The accountability of deputy ministers before Parliament

Alex Smith

The accountability of deputy ministers before Parliament

by Alex Smith

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Published by Parliamentary Information and Research Service in [Ottawa, Ont.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Government executives -- Canada.,
  • Ministerial responsibility -- Canada.,
  • Executive-legislative relations -- Canada.,
  • Executive departments -- Canada -- Management.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAlex Smith.
    SeriesBackgrounder -- PRB 05-48E
    ContributionsCanada. Library of Parliament.
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    Pagination12 p.
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22179987M

    Furthermore, under the Federal Accountability Act, introduced in , deputy ministers are required to regularly appear before parliamentary committees. These reviews, however, are limited to examining the effectiveness of the deputy minister’s management of his or her department vis-à-vis legislated obligations and the government’s. Executive Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies: A Comparative Overview: Britain, Germany, India and Ethiopia Deputy Prime Ministers and other ministers elected by the parliament by the recommendation of the Prime the impeachment of the president before the parliament is less frequent than the prime minister. Parliamentary systems.

    Government ministers are aware of their accountability to Parliament and take this responsibility seriously, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Wednesday, following concern yesterday from. The fundamental problem is that we can have as many Select Committees as we like, and summon Ministers here as often as possible, but this Parliament is not supreme. That was the fundamental dilemma that our predecessors, the Labour Government in and the Conservative Government in , were faced with.

      The assistant deputy ministers – known as Ex 4s and Ex 5s – earn between $, and $, a year. About seven of them a year will be promoted into deputy minister ranks.   Karl was the author/editor of numerous PCO publications, including Accountable Government: A Guide for Ministers and Ministers of State and Guidance for Deputy Ministers. Actively involved in realizing the myriad governance and accountability changes that flowed from the Federal Accountability Act, Karl played a lead role in the design and.


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[Alex Smith; Canada. Parliamentary Information and Research Service.]. The Government is today publishing a number of documents as part of its ongoing commitment to transparency and accountability: The List of Ministers’ Interests, reflecting the Government as it stood on 5 Novemberimmediately before the dissolution of Parliament.

A brief description of the respective roles of Deputy Ministers and heads of other portfolio organizations follows. Role of Deputy Ministers. The Deputy Minister is responsible for advising the Minister on the coherent policy development and management of the Minister’s portfolio.

The primary problem of checks, balances, accountability and structures of power is that prime ministers and their staff have increasingly taken on a direct role in policy, yet Parliament primarily holds to account individual ministers, in whom statutory and other responsibilities are vested for particular policy areas.

The sole statutory change required to create the position of accounting officers is to amend the Financial Administration Act to permit ministers to overrule their deputies, and to ensure that these overrulings are considered by Parliament.

This would clarify and strengthen both ministerial and deputy-ministerial responsibility and accountability. The rest enjoy a privileged position in Parliament because they are members of the government caucus, where they hear about legislative proposals before they are introduced into Parliament.

More important, they have weekly opportunities to challenge the prime minister and ministers in private and to voice opinions about government policies or.

Ministers. Ministers of the Crown, and especially Cabinet ministers, are selected primarily from the elected members of the House of Commons, and from the House of Lords, by the Prime t ministers are usually heads of government departments, mostly with the office of "Secretary of State for [function; e.g., Defence]".Some cabinet ministers can be ministers without portfolio.

7 Deputy Ministers and Management (pp. ) When appearing before the House of Commons Standing Committee on External Affairs and International Trade, de Montigny Marchand, then under-secretary of state for external affairs, explained his lack of attention to ‘paper trails.’.

The Hellenic Parliament (Greek: Ελληνικό Κοινοβούλιο, transliterated Elliniko Kinovoulio), in Greek known as Voulí ton Ellínon (Greek: Βουλή των Ελλήνων, literally Parliament of the Hellenes) is the parliament of Greece, located in the Old Royal Palace, overlooking Syntagma Square in Parliament is the supreme democratic institution that represents.

Court Government and the Collapse of Accountability in Canada and the United Kingdom By DONALD J. SAVOIE. IPAC Series in Public Management and Governance. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Pp.

xiii,bibliographical references, index. This is an important and provocative book. It is vintage Savoie. List of Ministerial Responsibilities - Ministers and Government Whips (csv) View online Download CSV KB This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Accountability – MPs should be answerable to their constituents on how they execute their duties. Responsive – MPs should respond quickly to issues brought to their attention by their constituents. Goal: "The goal of the Administration of Parliament is to effectively support MPs in. Collective and Individual Ministerial Responsibility: Should Ministers or Senior Bureaucrats be Held Accountable for the Department.

For years, Canadians have stood by and watched as officials of the Canadian government have been questioned, accused and held up for public scrutiny on issues of misappropriation of funds, personal and public scandals, and inappropriate departmental spending of. When the government of Stephen Harper took office on February 6,“accountability” defined the spirit of the times.

The prime minister renamed his ministerial playbook Accountable Government, and the new government’s first order of business was a promised Federal Accountability Act (FedAA).

The government described the Act as its signature legislation, and within a year most of its. Breaking the Bargain: Public Servants, Ministers and Parliament, Donald J.

Savoie, Toronto: University of Toronto Press,pp. xiv, Most of us have been taught, and have taught, about the. Scrutiny and accountability have always been an important part of what Parliament does, ever since it used to try to impeach Prime Ministers.

At the centre of scrutiny is the select committee system. Geddes’s book highlights the paradox at the heart of this vital activity. At the individual level ministers do answer to Parliament and public servants do stay silent.

(I must admit to some doubt about how strictly the principles are maintained in some state governments.) The decision as to whether a minister must resign rests ultimately with the prime minister. 14 comments Login here Register here.

Matters Not Ap at pm. Re: Ministerial advisers are completely unaccountable. Effectively. But perhaps not in theory. In Estimates and other occasions when the Minister is under the pump, the Opposition often attempt to question the advisors but invariably the Minister brushes aside such efforts by asserting that it is the Minister who is.

Ministers appear before East Midlands Committee 29 June Phil Hope MP, Minister for the East Midlands, Tom Levitt MP, Deputy Regional Minister for the East Midlands, and Jonathan Lindley, Regional Director, Government Office for the East Midlands appear before the East Midlands Regional Committee at pm.

accountability in Canadian governance and some thoughtful and practical prescriptions for improvement. This timely and important publication is required reading, not only for all public servants, but for ministers, members of Parliament, and the media. This book will increase their understanding.

We also know that deputy ministers have now been made "accountable before," and required to provide answers to, Parliamentary committees. It would appear, therefore, that the exercise of a deputy minister's authority by someone else in the same department is not an action for which no one would be answerable--and in particular, answerable in.Breaking the Bargain: Public Servants, Ministers and Parliament Donald J.

Savoie Toronto: University of Toronto Press,pp. xiv, Most of us have been taught, and have taught, about the traditional relationship between public servants, ministers and parliaments under the Westminster tradition of .