Archives for May 9th, 2001

GOVERNMENT MUSCLE APPLIED TO RURAL BROADBAND ROLL-OUT

Headlines, PublicNet: 9 May, 2001

The Government is to ensure its strategy to push new technology succeeds by using its own broadband procurement in a way that will have maximum impact on the availability of broadband to households and businesses in rural areas.The Government’s broadband strategy, UK online: the broadband future, commits it to ensuring that the UK has the most extensive and competitive broadband market in the G7 by 2005.

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TAPES UP ON ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Headlines, PublicNet: 9 May, 2001

With the election campaign now firmly underway, Publicnet will supply information on where parties stand on issues of modern government, while continuing to concentrate on reporting new developments in public service.The Conservatives were away ahead of the official announcement with their manifesto for local government – which will also see elections on June 7.

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ADAPTING THE WESTMINSTER MODEL: PROVINCIAL AND TERRITORIAL CABINETS IN CANADA

Abstracts, PublicNet: 9 May, 2001

Graham WhiteThe devolution of power to new parliaments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland offers the possibility of tailoring policy to local conditions and priorities and this article gives valuable insights into the way this is achieved elsewhere. Key elements of the Canadian ‘model’ of cabinet differ markedly from the structures and processes of cabinets in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, but the underlying principle remains the same. The article outlines features of the Canadian provincial cabinet organization and operation which are unique or unusual in Westminster systems and suggests that important lessons for the new national institutions may be found in the experience of cabinet government in Canada. The five distinctive aspects of Canadian cabinets are outline: their size and structure; the ‘representational imperative’ in their composition; the ramifications of party leadership selection processes; the prominence of political staff; and the widespread lack of political and parliamentary experience among ministers.

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