Speaking to consultancy firm KPMG, on 27 July 2011, Letwin caused controversy after stating you can't have "innovation and excellence" without "real discipline and some fear on the part of the providers" in the public sector. This was widely reported, with The Guardian headline stating Letwin says 'public sector workers need "discipline and fear"'.
On 14 October 2011, The Daily Mirror reported a story that Letwin had thrown away more than 100 secret government documents in public bins in St. James's Park, with no real care in disposing of them properly. Enquiries made by the Information Commissioner's Office found that Oliver did not dispose of any government documents. Letwin later apologised for his actions.
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... after nearly ten years in exclusion from office, in the Radical cabinet of Émile Combes and on the fall of the Combes ministry in January 1905 he was invited by the president to form a new ministry ... In this cabinet he at first held the ministry of finance ... the new premier had declared his intention of continuing the policy of the late cabinet, pledging the new ministry to a policy of conciliation, to the ...
... Norton entered cabinet on February 3, 1977 as Minister of Community and Social Services, and held this portfolio throughout the parliament that followed ...
... When the newly-elected President Harrison organized his cabinet in 1841, he offered the position of Secretary of War to Bell, following the advice of Daniel Webster ... John Tyler, agreed to keep all cabinet appointments, though many members of the cabinet were skeptical that Tyler would support Whig initiatives ... As the cabinet members had feared, Tyler proved hostile to core Whig initiatives, vetoing a string of bills introduced by Clay and his allies in ...
... convention in governments using the Westminster System that a cabinet minister bears the ultimate responsibility for the actions of their ministry ... ministerial responsibility is not the same as cabinet collective responsibility, which states members of the cabinet must approve publicly of its collective decisions or resign ... One rule coming from this principle is that each cabinet member answers for their own ministry in parliament's question time ...
Famous quotes containing the word cabinet:
“In a cabinet of natural history, we become sensible of a certain occult recognition and sympathy in regard to the most unwieldy and eccentric forms of beast, fish, and insect.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“I suppose an entire cabinet of shells would be an expression of the whole human mind; a Flora of the whole globe would be so likewise, or a history of beasts; or a painting of all the aspects of the clouds. Everything is significant.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Fences, unlike punishments, clearly mark out the perimeters of any specified territory. Young children learn where it is permissible to play, because their backyard fence plainly outlines the safe area. They learn about the invisible fence that surrounds the stove, and that Grandma has an invisible barrier around her cabinet of antique teacups.”
—Jeanne Elium (20th century)