The ministerial benches

the benches in the House of Commons occupied by members of the cabinet and their supporters; - also, the persons occupying them.
- Burke.

See also: Ministerial

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Sitting MP Sadiq Khan has maintained a strong local presence in spite of his move to the ministerial benches, and is popular among the large Muslim community.
They warn possible rebels that their prospects of promotion to the ministerial benches will be non-existent if they carry out their threat, that the likelihood of them joining any fact-finding trips abroad (ie, junkets at the taxpayers' expense) will be zero, and that they could find themselves, willy-nilly, on some of the most tedious and long-winded Commons committees.