During business questions on Thursday 15 May 2008, The Leader of the House said:
“My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has tabled a written ministerial statement on the report by Imelda Walsh, who conducted her review at the Government’s request. I thank her warmly for the work that she has done, and for her report.” (Official Report, 15 May 2008, Vol. 475, Col. 1549).
Unfortunately, this was incorrect insofar as it states that a written ministerial statement was issued. In fact, the Prime Minister announced in an oral statement on Wednesday 14 May that the Government would take forward the recommendations of the Walsh review to extend the right to request flexible working to parents of older children. The Walsh review was published on Thursday 15 May.