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By John F. Naylor

The debate surrounding the booklet of Richard Crossman's cupboard Diaries (1975) delivered to the fore opposing techniques of 'open' and 'closed' executive inside Britain's unfastened society. whereas a stability has for the instant been struck in regards to the secrecy of cupboard lawsuits, a old query continues to be: by way of what approach, and with what effects, has respectable secrecy come to envelop the practices of contemporary cupboard govt? This publication tackles that key query, drawing upon a uniquely wide variety of reliable and personal papers to envision the ancient improvement of the cupboard place of work, the custodian of cupboard secrecy. validated by means of Lloyd George within the administrative chaos of 1916, the cupboard Secretariat - because it was once first recognized - emerged because the primary organisation for the administration of cupboard company, operating heavily with the major Minister himself. In Sir Maurice Hankey's twenty-two-year time period as cupboard secretary, he presided over the institutionalisation of the Secretariat as an workplace loose from partisan taint and he for my part served all Britain's inter-war top Ministers as confidant and influential consultant.

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M. on the right path so far as possible. '113 However, Hankey took an immediate liking to the man 'despite rather a sly face like LI. '114 Any account of the relationship between the two men, which was professional rather than personal, must recognize that their interests were The origins of the Cabinet Secretariat 29 complementary, Hankey on the military side and Jones on the civil; nor did the Cabinet Secretary ever attempt to deny Jones the latitude which the premier had given him. 115 For his part, Jones observed, with the other Assistant Secretaries, Hankey's insistence that their liaison functions should not interfere with department work:' It is of the utmost importance that the responsibility of the Departments should be in no way weakened or over-ridden by the development of the Secretariat .

May-November 1915] was itself in theory a Cabinet Committee, and held itsfirstmeeting without a Secretary. 153 The origins of the Cabinet Secretariat 35 Hankey attended these committee meetings to take manuscript notes from which decisions were extracted and circulated to the departments, although the right of appeal reserved for Cabinet discussion of contentious matters repeatedly compromised the committees' effectiveness. 154 The value of these records was underscored for Lloyd George when he began to gather documentation for his assault upon Asquith's war leadership.

As a result, Hankey was quite devoid of precedent for the maintenance of formal Cabinet Minutes: the organization of a Cabinet Secretariat represented a radical departure from past practices. Nonetheless, the letters written by the Prime Ministers afford some otherwise unobtainable information about Cabinet proceedings in the years to 1916. Drafted after each Cabinet meeting, these letters often reflect the personal interests of, and immediate pressures upon, each premier - facing other engagements, possibly preoccupied, perhaps even bored by the convention - as he sat at the table round which the Cabinet had recently gathered, to inform the monarch about Cabinet proceedings.

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