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Definition of Responsible government

Responsible government Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Parliamentary Procedure
The principle that ministers are collectively responsible to the House for the actions of the Government. The legislative branch of government thus exercises control over the executive.

Compare: Cabinet solidarity; ministerial responsibility.
Under the authority of the Clerk of the House of Commons
Responsible government Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Responsible government is a conception of a system of government that embodies the principle of parliamentary accountability, the foundation of the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy. Governments (the equivalent of the executive branch) in Westminster democracies are responsible to parliament rather than to the monarch, or, in a colonial context, to the imperial government. If the parliament is bicameral, then the government is responsible first to the parliament's lower house, which is more numerous, directly elected and thus more representative than the upper house

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