Questions to be addressed

PUBLISHED : Monday, 08 April, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 08 April, 2002, 12:00am

Executive Council

Number of ministers and their portfolios. Number of ministers without policy portfolios and their role;

Whether political parties will be represented;

Role of Chief Secretary;

Should Central Policy Unit head be a minister;

Should Secretary for Justice become a political appointee and if so, his/her role.

Ministers and Civil Service

Powers and responsibilities of ministers compared with those of policy secretaries;

Structure of public relations machinery;

Power of ministers to hire their own staff and dismiss civil servants;

Pay for ministers;

Should statutory and advisory bodies fall under relevant ministers.

Ministers and legislature

Should appointment of ministers be vetted by legislators;

Should ministers resign upon an impeachment or no-confidence vote.

Checks on ministers

Should ministers pass integrity checks as applied to senior officials;

Should ministers be restricted in post-departure employment.