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Ministers: Codes of Practice

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL3047, tabled on 27 October 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the new Ministerial Code, whether the duty of ministers to comply with the law continues to include international law and treaties.

Answered on

5 November 2015

The Ministerial Code is normally updated and reissued after a General Election. The updated Code makes clear that Ministers must abide by the law. The obligations of Ministers under the law including international law remain unchanged.


Information relating to internal discussions and advice is not disclosed.

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Cabinet Office