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 George Young George Young The Leader of the House of Commons 10:30, 9 February 2012

My view is that the problem has been less acute in this Parliament than in previous Parliaments, partly because the Government are making more statements to the House than previously: we are making 0.7 statements per day in this Parliament, as opposed to 0.4 statements per day in the previous Parliament. I take on board what the hon. Gentleman has said. There is already written guidance in the ministerial code, and I do not hesitate to remind my ministerial colleagues of the imperatives in the code on every appropriate occasion.