Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom
What is the Cabinet?
Decision making body of Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom
Who is Represented?
Heads of Government departments (mostly Secretary of State), Ministers of the Crown, selected by the Prime Minister from elected members of the House of Commons, House of Lords
Modern Cabinet System Started
The Cabinet system as we know of it today was set up by Prime Minister Lloyd George during his premiership (1916-1922)
Who 1st referred to Cabinet
Back in 1605, Francis Bacon, Attorny General and Lord Chancellor of England, referred to a secret body of advisers as a cabinet council
Royal Cabinets and Parlimentary Cabinets
Royal Cabinets date from the 17th Century, Parliamentary cabinets date from the 19th Century
Cabinet Ministers recieve a salary of £77,963 ontop of the £74,962 they recieve as an MP
When do meetings take place
Tradition set the cabinet meeting to be held Thursday mornings, the exception happeed when Gordon Brown moved them to Tuesdays. This was short lived as David Cameron moved them back to Thursdays