011 DM 1: The Departmental Manual - PURPOSE AND STRUCTURE

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Office of the Executive Secretariat and Regulatory Affairs

Updates the chapter to add a new paragraph 1.2C to clarify the legal conclusion that the Secretary and Deputy Secretary, who are the only two officers in the Department who have the responsibility to manage the Department and who in that capacity issue the Departmental Manual, are therefore not themselves bound by their guidance except where the legal rights of third parties are affected.