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collective responsibility of Cabinet [1 record]

Record 1 2012-02-15

English

Subject field(s)
  • Parliamentary Language
  • The Executive (Constitutional Law)
DEF

The principle by convention that the cabinet, though composed of many minds, speaks as one and is responsible or accountable as a body to the legislature for the actions and policies of each minister and his or her department ...

French

Domaine(s)
  • Vocabulaire parlementaire
  • Pouvoir exécutif (Droit constitutionnel)

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Lenguaje parlamentario
  • Poder ejecutivo (Derecho constitucional)
CONT

Aparte de ser uno de los principios teóricos que definen la naturaleza del gobiernoparlamentario frente al de separación de poderes, la doctrina de la responsabilidad ministerial tiene una serie de efectos prácticos para el funcionamiento del primero. En el caso británico esta convención constitucional no sólo se refiere a la responsabilidad colectiva de los ministros, sino también a su responsabilidad individual. La responsabilidad colectiva de los ministros en Gran Bretaña [...] sostiene que aquéllos responden colectivamente ante la Cámara de los Comunes.

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