9 Downing Street: Media

Cabinet Office written question – answered at on 20 October 2023.

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Photo of Christine Jardine Christine Jardine Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Women and Equalities), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions has the media briefing room at 9 Downing Street been used for (a) media briefings and (b) press conferences since its completion in 2021.

Photo of Alex Burghart Alex Burghart The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The Downing Street Briefing Room is in regular use for media briefings twice a day on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and once a day on Fridays when Parliament is sitting, and once a week during parliamentary recess. There have been more than 30 televised press conferences held in it so far. It is also used for other events such as virtual calls with world leaders. It is also routinely used for internal Cabinet Office events.

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