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Cabinet: Ministerial Responsibility

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 24th May 2019.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the effect of one person occupying both the roles of National Security Adviser and Cabinet Secretary on the effectiveness of those roles.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

Sir Mark Sedwill has been operating successfully as Cabinet Secretary since June 2017 and has the full confidence of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. His responsibilities incorporate those he exercised as National Security Adviser and, like his predecessors, those of the Head of the Civil Service.

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