Hansard Written Answers
Written Ministerial Statements

Some recent written ministerial statements

Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage Discharges (England) 27 October 2014
Dan Rogerson: The Government are committed to improving water quality and protecting the environment. Following consultation on our proposals earlier in the year, the Government have decided to implement a...
Health: Care Act 2014 (Part 1) 23 October 2014
Norman Lamb: Today I am publishing the statutory guidance to support implementation of part 1 of the Care Act 2014 in 2015/16. Also today the Government’s “Response to the consultation on draft...
Treasury: Fair and Effective Markets Review 28 October 2014
George Osborne: On 12 June 2014, the Government announced a joint review by HM Treasury, the Bank of England, and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) into the way wholesale financial markets operate....
House of Lords: Finance: Equity Markets 27 October 2014
Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Vince Cable) has today made the following statement. I would like to inform the House that the Government is today...
Attorney-General: Serious Fraud Office (Contingencies Fund) 23 October 2014
Robert Buckland: I would like to inform the House that a cash advance from the Contingencies Fund has been sought for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). In line with the current arrangement for SFO funding agreed...
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...
Work and Pensions: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council 23 October 2014
Esther McVey: The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council met on 16 October 2014 in Luxembourg. I represented the United Kingdom. The Council agreed a general approach on a proposal for...
Business, Innovation and Skills: Kay Review Report 27 October 2014
Vincent Cable: I would like to inform the House that the Government are today publishing a report on progress made in implementing the recommendations of the Kay review of equity markets. Copies of the report...
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs Council and General Affairs Council 29 October 2014
David Lidington: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs attended the Foreign Affairs Council on 20 October, and I attended the General Affairs Council on 21 October....
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...
House of Lords: Universal Credit 23 October 2014
Lord Freud: 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...
House of Lords: Energy: Shale Oil and Gas 24 October 2014
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Kris Hopkins) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement. I am today announcing the start...
Justice: Rehabilitation Services (Reforms) 29 October 2014
Chris Grayling: Today the Government took another major step forward in delivering their important reforms to rehabilitation services, announcing preferred bidders for 21 community rehabilitation company...
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...
Culture Media and Sport: First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund 27 October 2014
Sajid Javid: I am today publishing the list of successful bidders to the second round of the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund. The £20 million Fund, which was announced by the Chancellor...
House of Lords: Firefighters: Pensions 28 October 2014
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Penny Mordaunt) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement. People are now living longer,...
Treasury: Public Sector Exit Payments (Recovery) 28 October 2014
Danny Alexander: We are today publishing the Government response to the consultation about provisions in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill which will enable the recovery of exit payments when...
Environment Food and Rural Affairs: EU Environment Council 27 October 2014
Dan Rogerson: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and I will attend EU Environment Council in Luxembourg on 28 October. Following the adoption of the agenda there will be...
Transport: Infrastructure Bill (Roads Reform Elements) 28 October 2014
John Hayes: In June 2014, following the introduction of the Infrastructure Bill, which contains legislative proposals on transforming the Highways Agency into a Government-owned strategic highways company,...
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...