Freedom of Information Act and Cabinet minutes

25 February 2009

Justice Secretary, Jack Straw, makes a Commons statement on the decision not to release minutes from Cabinet meetings held in 2003, before the start of the Iraq conflict.

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). The statements usually relate to matters of policy or government actions.

At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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