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it. That administration is at the centre of the modern State is by now a commonplace. A large sphere of State activity is beyond the ordinary control of Parliament; within it administrative discretion must exist. Decision here is in the hands of the minister. "In the Local Government Act, 1929, there are at least seventy-five extensive powers given to a department of state. Every week half a column of a journal dealing exclusively with matters of local government is needed merely to mention the departmental legislation of the week."(1) Education, housing, roads, the Post Office, Police, the Army, Navy, and Air Force-all give to the responsible minister a large area of individual discretion, in relation to which Parliamentary approval is general and not specific. The Cabinet, as indisputably the chief wheel in the machinery of government, must be in perpetual existence.
Apart from its removal by defeat in the country, a government may disappear through its own disintegration or through a loss of its majority in the House of Commons. Both cases are rare in modern British politics, but by no means unknown. The replacement of Asquith by Lloyd George in 1916, or of the Labour by the National Government in 1931, were both the consequence of disagreement inside the Cabinet. The disappearance of Lloyd George in 1922 and the election which brought about the fall of MacDonald in 1924 were both the result of the defection of a party which removed from under its feet the Government's majority in the House.
This suggests two necessities for efficient Parliamentary government-that the Cabinet must have a common policy upon which its members are agreed, and that they must be given time to work it out. It is clear that without a broad common purpose a government is likely to waste its time

1 W. Ivor Jennings, Principles of'Local Government Law, p. 163.

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