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    3.3 Interdepartmental Committees

    The term "Interdepartmental Committees (IDCs)" is used generically to describe any committee with membership from two or more departments.

    The establishment of IDCs need not be reported to Cabinet unless Ministers decide that they have a major implication for government or otherwise have some issue worthy of notation by Cabinet. Reporting the establishment of bodies to Cabinet would normally be via an Information submission, but can be accomplished within a Policy submission when associated with wider policy issues requiring approval.

    Chapter 1.5 "Matters for consideration by Cabinet" and Chapter 5.1.7 "Significant Appointment" may also provide guidance when determining if an IDC or similar body needs to be considered by Cabinet.

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    Last updated:
    25 May, 2021
    Last reviewed:
    25 May, 2021