The role and responsibilities

The Lord President:

  • Presides at Privy Council meetings, including any Emergency Privy Councils.
  • Considers for approval a number of Statutory Orders concerning Health Care, Veterinary, and Scottish Higher Education matters.
  • As a member of the Privy Council Committee for the Affairs of Jersey and Guernsey, reviews Laws and Orders relating to the Islands, and makes recommendations to Her Majesty concerning their approval.
  • Deals with Ministerial correspondence and Parliamentary Questions relating to Privy Council Business, such as the appointment of High Sheriffs.
  • Determines cases, where the Lord President acts as University Visitor, in a private capacity.

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