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.


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