Ministers: Defamation

Cabinet Office written question – answered at on 15 March 2024.

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Photo of Kenny MacAskill Kenny MacAskill Alba, East Lothian

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions Ministers have settled defamation or libel proceedings in their official capacity as a Minister of the Crown since 2001; and whether there has been a cost to the public purse of settlements in such cases.

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

I refer the Hon. Member to my answer on 12th March 2024 (UIN 17709).

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