Statements and Articles

Here you will find a record of the Prime Minister’s written statements, oral statements to Parliament, letters and articles (including articles published in the media) from May 2008 onwards.

For details of all speeches, transcripts, statements and articles up to and including April 2008 please go to our archive.

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Tuesday 22 July 2008

Statement to Parliament on Iraq

The PM has updated Parliament following his recent trip to the Middle East

Thursday 10 July 2008

PM G8 statement to Parliament

Gordon Brown has updated MPs on the G8 Summit held in Japan earlier this week.
Downing Street dispatched a member of its communications team to blog live from the G8. Photos, stories, statements and related material can be found on <>.
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With your permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement [...]

Tuesday 24 June 2008

Statement on EU Council

The Prime Minister has delivered an oral statement to Parliament on the EU Council meeting that took place in Brussels on 19 and 20 June.
PM’s speech on EU Council
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With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the European Council held in Brussels that I attended with the Foreign [...]

Wednesday 18 June 2008

Joint Statement on Strategic Partnership with Croatia

“Britain has always strongly advocated the enlargement of the European Union and it has been especially supportive of Croatia and of my government. Our bilateral relations are excellent. I am also very grateful for your country’s support of our activities in the region, because Croatia will not forget the region on becoming an EU member.”
Prime [...]

Tuesday 17 June 2008

Written Ministerial Statement - 30th Report of the Review Body on Senior Salaries

17 June 2008
The 30th Report of the Review Body on Senior Salaries is being published today. This makes recommendations about the pay of the senior civil service (SCS), senior military personnel, the judiciary and very senior NHS managers.  Copies have been laid in the Vote Office and the Library of the House.  I am grateful [...]

Thursday 5 June 2008

Memorandum of understanding between the Republic of Cyprus and the United Kingdom

5 June 2008
The President of the Republic of Cyprus and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom hereby establish a framework for developing a stronger relationship between the UK and the Republic of Cyprus.
A reunited Cyprus will bring an end to conflict in the island and lead to greater prosperity for the people of Cyprus. [...]

Tuesday 3 June 2008

Joint article with the Spanish Prime Minister

3 June 2008
Transcript of a joint article with the Spanish PM José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, regarding the Conference on World Food Security held in Rome.
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Feeding the World’s Population - We cannot afford to fail
850 million children and adults around the world are today suffering from hunger, and 9,000 children under the age [...]

Thursday 15 May 2008

Joint Statement with President Victor Yushchenko

15 May 2008
Transcript of a joint statement with the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko.
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The Guest of Government Visit to the United Kingdom of President Victor Yushchenko highlights the close friendship between our two countries, and the willingness to cooperate closely across a broad spectrum of mutual concerns. Our relationship is based on [...]


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