Limitations on the number of Ministers and the size of the Payroll vote - Commons Library Standard Note

Published 14 September 2012 | Standard notes SN03378

Authors: Keith Parry, Richard Kelly

Topic: Central government, Ministers

This standard note sets out the statutory limits that apply to ministerial appointments. It summarises recent proposals to reduce the number of Ministers and provides figures for the size of the payroll vote since 1979.

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