Constitutional Implications of the Cabinet Manual

Inquiry concluded, Report and Government Response published


The Committee's Report on Constitutional implications of the Cabinet Manual was published on 29 March 2011 as HC 734

Government Response

The Government Response was published on 24 October 2011 as part of Command Paper (Cm 8213) Government Response to the House of Lords Constitution Committee, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee and Public Administration Select Committee on the Cabinet Manual Committee Reports of Session 2010-12

(Pages 18-26)


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