Decree Law No. 86-A/2011
- Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
- Diploma Type: Decree Law
- Number: 86-A/2011
- Pages: 3996-(2) a 3996-(7)
Summary in plain english
What is it?
This decree-law approves the composition, structure and the responsibilities of the 19th Portuguese Government.
What information does it contain?
Members of the 19th Portuguese Government
The Government is composed of the Prime Minister, Ministers, Secretaries of State and a Secretary of State Assistant.
The following Secretaries of State assist the Prime Minister:
- Secretary of State for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers
- Secretary of State to the Prime Minister
- Secretary of State for Culture.
The following Ministers and Secretaries of State are also members of the Portuguese Government:
|Minister||Secretaries of State||Ministry||Responsibilities|
Minister of State and Finance
Secretary of State for Budget
Secretary of State for the Treasury and Finance
Secretary of State for Public Administration
Minister of State and Foreign Affairs
Secretary of State for European Affairs
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities
Undersecretary of State Assistant to the Minister of State and for Foreign Affairs
Portuguese foreign policy
Minister for National Defence
Secretary of State for National Defence
Minister for Internal Administration
Secretary of State Assistant to the Minister for Internal Administration
Secretary of State for Internal Administration
Protection and rescue
Minister for Justice
Secretary of State for Property and Equipment of the Ministry of Justice
Minister of Economy and Employment
Secretary of State Assistant to the Minister and for Economy and Regional Development
Secretary of State for Employment
Secretary of State Assistant for Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness and Innovation
Secretary of State for Public Works, Transport and Communications
Secretary of State for Energy
Secretary of State for Tourism
Economy and Employment
Employment and vocational training
Internationalisation of companies
Transport and communications
Minister for Agriculture, Maritime Affairs, Environment and Regional Planning
Secretary of State for Agriculture
Secretary of State for Forestry and Rural Development
Secretary of State for Maritime Affairs
Secretary of State for Environment and Regional Planning
Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Regional Planning
Exploration of maritime resources
Minister for Health
Secretary of State Assistant to the Minister for Health
Secretary of State for Health
National health policy
Minister for Education and Science
Secretary of State for Higher Education
Secretary of State for Science
Secretary of State for Education and Educational Administration
Secretary of State for Basic Education
Education and Science
Minister of Solidarity and Social Security
Secretary of State for Solidarity and Social Security
Solidarity and Social Security
Solidarity and social security
Combating poverty and social exclusion
Support for families
Support for at-risk children and young people and the elderly
Inclusion of people with disabilities
Promotion of volunteering
Minister Assistant and for Parliamentary Affairs
Secretary of State Assistant to the Minister Assistant and for Parliamentary Affairs
Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Equality
Secretary of State for Local Administration and Administrative Reform
Secretary of State for Sport and Youth
Relations between the Government and the Assembly of the Republic
Changes in ministries
The following ministries no longer exist:
- Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Development
- Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries
- Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communication
- Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
- Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity
- Ministry of Education
- Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education
- Ministry of Culture
The rights and responsibilities of these ministries are automatically transferred to the new ministries.
Closing of Civil Governments
All the Civil Governments of the country are closed down and the positions of Civil Governor and Deputy Civil Governor no longer exist..
All Government acts that increase the State’s spending or reduce its income need to be approved by the Minister of State and Finance.
What are its benefits?
This decree-law is intended to:
- adopt a smaller and less expensive Government structure
- promote more effective management of the country.
When does it come into effect?
This decree-law comes into effect five days after being published but the changes it introduces took place on 21 June 2011.
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