Ministers of the Crown

Hardcover | June 1, 1997

byRodney Brazier

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In the first work of its kind, Brazier successfully tackles the Herculean task of describing and evaluating contemporary Ministerial life and how it is affected by the law, constitutional convention, and political practice. Ministers of the Crown provides a detailed and concise description of the legal and political position of Ministers, and of their work within the contemporary British governmental system. It covers the daily work of Ministers in their departments and collectively in government; their benefits andpay; as well as how politicians prepare themselves for office and the legal and other qualifications which are required for appointment. Detailed coverage is given to Ministers as legislators, how Ministers are required to exercise their legal powers, and the position of Ministers as plaintiffs anddefendants. Finally, the loss of office, and its consequences, is considered. As a detailed assessment of Ministerial life this book is invaluable, but Brazier's capacity to bring the Ministerial world to life using a wealth of contemporary and fascinating detail, transforms a potentially dry subject.

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In the first work of its kind, Brazier successfully tackles the Herculean task of describing and evaluating contemporary Ministerial life and how it is affected by the law, constitutional convention, and political practice. Ministers of the Crown provides a detailed and concise description of the legal and political position of Mini...

Professor Rodney Brazier is Professor of Law at the University of Manchester

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.06 inPublished:June 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198259883

ISBN - 13:9780198259886

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Table of Contents

Part I: Governmental Organisation1. Composition of the Government2. Ministerial OfficesPart II: Into Government3. Preparing for Office4. Ministerial Qualifications5. Taking OfficePart III: In Government6. Ministers Pay and Benefits7. Conflicts of Interest8. Ministers in their Departments9. Ministers and Government DecisionsPart IV: Government and Law10. Ministers and The Law11. Ministers and Legislation12. Ministers' Prerogative Powers13. Ministers in CourtPart V: Ministers and Parliament14. Communicating with Parliament15. Responsibility to ParliamentPart VI: Out of Government16. Leaving Government17. After OfficeAppendices:Questions of Procedure for MinistersMinisterial Committees

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`'Brazier is thoroughly at home among constitutional minutiae, his understanding butressed by knowledge of mountains of precedents...Ministers of the Crown will become an authoritative work of reference...an important work of reference in the unfashionable field of constitutional law. It willbe of great value to all those seeking to get to grips with our untidy constitution.''The Times Higher Education Supplement