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(p. 418) 11. Parliamentary Scrutiny of Central Government 

(p. 418) 11. Parliamentary Scrutiny of Central Government
(p. 418) 11. Parliamentary Scrutiny of Central Government

Mark Elliott

and Robert Thomas

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This chapter examines the accountability of the central government to Parliament. It addresses questions such as: what is Parliament’s proper role in scrutinising government? What does the constitutional convention of ministerial responsibility mean? And how does it operate in practice? The chapter also considers topics of particular importance to government accountability: freedom of information, accountability of the security and intelligence services, and financial accountability.

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