The Cabinet Office and the Centre of Government - Constitution Committee Contents

CHAPTER 5: Conclusion

250.  In undertaking this inquiry we have considered a complicated and at times confusing web of offices, structures, jobs and personalities. This complicated picture should not obscure the fact that the operation of the centre of government is of unique and vital importance to the effectiveness of the UK's system of government. We repeat our view that structures of accountability should mirror structures of power. Our recommendations have sought to ensure that where structures of power have shifted, structures of accountability are adjusted accordingly. As the General Election approaches, we call on all political parties to bear this principle in mind.

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