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Ministerial Statements

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Leader of the House what mechanism she uses to monitor the number of occasions on which the media has been given information contained in Ministerial Statements before those statements have been made to the House. (250700)

The Leader of the House closely monitors all ministerial statements, written and oral, and is keen to ensure that paragraph 9.1 of the Ministerial Code is always upheld. This makes clear that

“when Parliament is in Session, the most important announcements of Government policy should be made in the first instance, in Parliament.”