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Cabinet statements

A Cabinet statement may be made by any member of the Welsh Government.

"Member of the Welsh Government" here means the First Minister, a Welsh Minister, the Counsel General or a Deputy Welsh Minister.

There are 2 types of Cabinet Statement:

1. Oral

A member of the Welsh Government may deliver an oral statement to the Assembly during Plenary meetings on Tuesdays or Wednesdays and this is then followed up by a question and answer session. The Ministerial Code requires that the most important announcements of the Welsh Government's policy should be made in the Assembly.

2. Written

A member of the Welsh Government may issue a written statement to Assembly Members at any time. There is no opportunity for a follow up question and answer session.

Cabinet statements of previous administrations can be viewed on the National Archives (external link).