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Role and responsibilities


Nick Clegg is the Lord President of the Privy Council.

As Lord President, he:

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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