Ministerial Statements

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 9 February 2012.

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Photo of Russell Brown Russell Brown Labour, Dumfries and Galloway 10:30, 9 February 2012

I thank the Leader of the House for that, but he knows only too well that concern is all too often expressed in the House about Ministers speaking and leaking to the press. Can he assure the House—I think he can, from what he has said this morning—that he and the Deputy Leader of the House take this issue very seriously? Should he not, as a belt-and-braces exercise, issue written guidance to Ministers?