Determining the number of ministers and the distribution of portfolios between them has been the responsibility of the Prime Minister since 1848.
Today, the Prime Minister’s Office deals with a number of other constitutional issues such as the formation of government, the appointment, dismissal and remuneration of ministers, and relations to the Royal Family.
The Prime Minister’s Office administers the Act on Remuneration and Pension etc. for Ministers, the Act of Succession, the Act concerning Queen Margrethe II's Civil List, the Act concerning Crown Prince Frederik's Appanage, the Act concerning Prince Joachim's Appanage and the Appanage Act.
The laws referred to above are available under Legislation.