Use for:

  • public speeches by ministers or other named spokespeople and bylined articles

Do not create a speech:

  • unless you expect a high level of public interest in everything that what was said, not just the main messages (otherwise, it’s better to publish a press release or government response quoting selected highlights, along with some commentary and analysis)
  • just to publish an oral statement as a matter of record (that’s what the Record of Proceedings is for)
  • unless it’s necessary context for understanding how a policy is progressing
  • for statements made to the media (use press release)