Conclusions: Internal Control in a Plural Executive

Terence Daintith and Alan Page

in The Executive in the Constitution

Published in print August 1999 | ISBN: 9780198268703
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683558 | DOI:
Conclusions: Internal Control in a Plural Executive

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This chapter draws together the threads of the changes that are affecting internal control. It also explores the relationship between internal control and the external controls operated by Parliament and the courts. Then, it provides conclusions on the constitutional significance of the internal control function in contemporary United Kingdom executive government. It is shown that the reforms of public expenditure which began in the 1960s, and the public service reforms which gathered pace some ten years later, were initiatives conceived within the executive and carried through by the executive with only marginal reference to the other powers in government. In addition, looking at the constitution from the worm's eye view of internal control of the executive shows the other constitutional organs in an interestingly new light.

Keywords: internal control; Parliament; courts; executive government; United Kingdom; constitution

Chapter.  8276 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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