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Ministerial Appointments

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2009, on the list of Ministerial Responsibilities, and with reference to the answer from the Secretary of State for Defence of 9 November 2009, Official Report, column 83W, on Ministers, on what date (a) the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, (b) the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, (c) the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and (d) the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families were first appointed to the Cabinet; how the List of Ministerial Responsibilities reflects these dates of appointment; and if she will make a statement. (306647)

The dates of appointments of Ministers to the Cabinet are a matter of public record, details of which are available from the Library of the House. I refer the hon. Gentleman to my answer to the hon. Member of 8 December, Official Report, column 251w about the listing of Cabinet Ministers in the List of Ministerial Responsibilities.