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Ministerial Statements

Question for Leader of the House of Lords

UIN HL15309, tabled on 27 April 2021

To ask the Leader of the House what (1) steps they are taking, and (2) safeguards are in place, to ensure that ministerial statements delivered in the House of Lords are accurate.

Answered on

29 April 2021

The Government attaches great importance to informative and accurate ministerial statements. The right of parliamentarians to take up issues directly with the Government is a key part of the democratic process and underlines the accountability of Ministers to Parliament. It is important that ministers give accurate and truthful information to Parliament and that they correct any inadvertent error at the earliest opportunity.