Hansard Written Answers
Written Ministerial Statements

Some recent written ministerial statements

Culture Media and Sport: TV Licence Enforcement Review 21 October 2014
Sajid Javid: On 9 September 2014 I announced my intention to begin a review into TV licence enforcement. I am pleased today to announce the publication of the terms of reference for the review of television...
Cabinet Office: The Osmotherly Rules 17 October 2014
Francis Maude: On 2 October 2014 the Prime Minister announced that John Manzoni had been appointed to the new position of Chief Executive of the Civil Service. Details of that announcement can be found on...
Leader of the House: Explanatory Notes for Bills and Acts: Pilot Scheme 22 October 2014
William Hague: The Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [Lords] has been passed by the House of Lords and was introduced in this House yesterday. The accompanying explanatory notes to...
House of Lords: British Transport Police Authority: Triennial Review 21 October 2014
Baroness Kramer: I am today publishing the Part 2 report of the Triennial Review of the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA). The BTPA is the non-departmental public body (NDPB) responsible for ensuring an...
Environment Food and Rural Affairs: State of Natural Capital 21 October 2014
Elizabeth Truss: The Natural Capital Committee (NCC) published its second report on “The State of Natural Capital” on 11 March 2014. It set out the committee’s analysis of the challenges we...
Defence: HMS Victory(Wreck Site Management) 24 October 2014
Michael Fallon: HMS Victory, the flagship of Admiral Sir John Balchin, sank in the English Channel in 1744; the wreck site was found in 2008. In 2010 the Ministry of Defence and the Department for Culture, Media...
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Gifting of Equipment to the Lebanese Armed Forces 17 October 2014
Tobias Ellwood: Contagion from the worsening crisis in Syria is having a direct effect on its neighbours, particularly in areas adjacent to Lebanon’s eastern border. The UK remains firmly committed to...
House of Lords: Social Mobility and Child Poverty 20 October 2014
Lord Nash: My honourable Friend The Minister of State for Schools (Rt Hon David Laws) made the following announcement: I wish to inform the House, in collaboration with the Deputy Prime Minister and the...
Treasury: Guidance Guarantee Implementation 20 October 2014
George Osborne: Today the Government are pleased to announce that they are making excellent progress in implementing the guidance guarantee, and are on track to get the guidance service up and running in good...
Work and Pensions: Universal Credit Support 23 October 2014
Esther McVey: During the passage of the Pensions Act 2014 through the House of Lords earlier this year, concerns were raised on the ability of universal credit claimants to undertake work-related requirements...
Treasury: Peer-to-Peer Loans 17 October 2014
David Gauke: To extend choice for savers the Government are consulting on the proposal to allow peer-to-peer loans to be included within ISAs, allowing earnings on interest to be entirely tax free. The...
House of Lords: Modern Slavery 20 October 2014
Lord Bates: My rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department (Theresa May) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: Modern slavery is a brutal crime which knows no...
House of Lords: Sport: Legacies 23 October 2014
Lord Gardiner of Kimble: My Hon Friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Helen Grant) has made the following statement: In July, the Government and the Mayor of London published...
Northern Ireland: Kincora Boy’s Home (Historical Institutional Abuse) 21 October 2014
Theresa Villiers: I have been giving careful consideration to the best way to address the allegations, some of which involve security agencies, in connection with abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast in...
Justice: Family and Civil Cases (Support) 23 October 2014
Simon Hughes: The Government are committed to making sure that when people separate that they do it in the best possible way. Too many people end up fighting expensive and confrontational court battles when...
Home Department: Anti-slavery Day 20 October 2014
Theresa May: Modern slavery is a brutal crime which knows no boundaries and does not discriminate on gender, age, creed, culture or race. Traffickers and slave masters exploit whatever means they have at...
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Gifting of Equipment, Stores and Infrastructure to Afghanistan 22 October 2014
Philip Hammond: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has today laid a departmental minute proposing a gift to the Government of Afghanistan. The UK is committed to developing counter-terrorism capability in...
Defence: Middle East 21 October 2014
Michael Fallon: Further to the update I provided to the House on 16 October on UK operations against ISIL, Official Report, column 35WS, I can confirm that Reaper remotely piloted aircraft are due to begin...
Education: Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission Annual Report 20 October 2014
David Laws: I wish to inform the House, in collaboration with the Deputy Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, of the publication of the annual report by the Social Mobility and...
House of Lords: Serious Fraud Office: Contingencies Fund Advance 23 October 2014
Lord Wallace of Tankerness: My Hon Friend the Solicitor General (Robert Buckland) has made the following written ministerial statement: I would like to inform the House that a cash advance from the Contingencies Fund has...