Minister of the Crown


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Minister of the Crown

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit any Government minister of cabinet rank
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Mr Sargeant was a Minister of the Crown and, like all his colleagues in the Welsh Government, bound to comply with the terms of the same code as Ministers at Westminster.
That would surely have been the most appropriate way to proceed, Mr Sargeant was a Minister of the Crown, and like all his colleagues in the Welsh Government, bound to comply with the terms of the same code as ministers at Westminster.
No minister of the Crown should be able to wilfully mislead people like he has.
Mr Jones set out his concerns, saying: "These powers would allow a Minister of the Crown to unilaterally amend legislation that is within the legislative competence of the Assembly.
A Minister of the Crown is told by an independent body to repay PS46,000 of expenses and then a so-called 'independent' committee made up mainly of MPs overrules this and she has to pay back less than PS6,000.
The denial resulted in the exposure of a searing story of sex, suicide, intrigue and espionage - which demolished Profumo's world of red-leather despatch boxes, scrambler telephones and the panoply of a Minister of the Crown.
Ministers had considered relying on existing powers - allowing disclosure for any functions of "a minister of the Crown or a government department" - but decided to make the situation watertight.
We simple-minded citizens expect a person accepting appointment as a Minister of the Crown to take the trouble to read and understand the Code and, as a man of honour, live by it.
But you are a minister of the Crown and even when having one-to-one conversations with constituents in your surgery, you have to continue to act like one.
You might also think that a minister of the crown could write his own speeches.
Don't the people of Merseyside deserve the courtesy of a minister of the Crown coming to this House today to tell them exactly what they are up to?
I well recollect an official dinner when he was Secretary of Foreign Affairs at which he amused the company by remarking that a senior minister of the Crown, on learning that he had begun his career at seventeen, wondered aloud how he could possibly have exercised any public responsibility at such a tender age.

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