Questions to be addressed
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.