Hansard Written Answers
Written Ministerial Statements

Some recent written ministerial statements

House of Commons Commission: House of Commons Governance 21 January 2015
John Thurso: (Representing the House of Commons Commission): The House of Commons Commission discussed the report of the Committee on House of Commons Governance at its meeting on 19 January. In line with...
Communities and Local Government: Housing Delivery 28 January 2015
Brandon Lewis: I would like to update hon. Members on some of the recent actions that the coalition Government are taking on housing delivery, as part of our long-term economic plan. Helping councils build more...
Treasury: Ecofin 27 January 2015
George Osborne: A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council will be held in Brussels on 27 January 2015. Ministers are due to discuss the following items: Investment plan for Europe The Commission...
Home Department: Unaccompanied-Asylum Seeking Children 23 January 2015
James Brokenshire: The UK has opted in to the regulation that amends a single article in the Dublin Regulation (EU) No. 604/2013 (“Dublin III”) concerning its application to unaccompanied children. The...
House of Commons Commission: House of Commons — Governance 27 January 2015
John Thurso: (Representing the House of Commons Commission): On 22 January the House of Commons agreed a motion supporting the recommendations in the report of the Select Committee on House of Commons...
House of Lords: National Minimum Wage 22 January 2015
Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs (Jo Swinson) has today made the following statement. Today I publish the response document...
House of Lords: Ordnance Survey: Change in Operating Model 22 January 2015
Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My Rt hon Friend the Minister of State for Business, Enterprise and Energy (Matthew Hancock) has today made the following statement. I am today announcing the Government’s intention to...
Prime Minister: Holocaust Commission 27 January 2015
David Cameron: Today I am publishing the report of the Holocaust Commission and copies of the report have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses. On this poignant Holocaust memorial day, 70 years on from...
Business, Innovation and Skills: Construction Update 28 January 2015
Matthew Hancock: On 15 July 2014 my right hon. Friend the Member for Sevenoaks (Michael Fallon) announced to the House our plans for the divestment of public sector ownership of the Constructionline scheme by a...
Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Environment Council 21 January 2015
Dan Rogerson: My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (Amber Rudd) and I attended the EU Environment Council in Brussels on 17 December. Mark H...
Deputy Prime Minister: Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act (Statutory Review) 28 January 2015
Sam Gyimah: The Government have announced the appointment of Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to conduct a review of the operation of the regulatory regime governing third parties at the 2015 general election....
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Records 21 January 2015
David Lidington: In line with the Lord Chancellor’s code of practice on the management of records, the FCO maintains an inventory of its record holdings and carries out regular file audits. In my statement...
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Consular Services 23 January 2015
Philip Hammond: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) welcomes the scrutiny of its consular services by the Foreign Affairs Committee. The Command Paper laid today sets out the Government’s response to...
Communities and Local Government: Community Pubs 26 January 2015
Kris Hopkins: Pubs play an important role in our local communities. They provide valuable local hubs that strengthen community relationships and encourage wider social interaction, with each pub also being...
Business, Innovation and Skills: Ordnance Survey: Change in Operating Model 22 January 2015
Matthew Hancock: I am today announcing the Government’s intention to change Ordnance Survey from a trading fund to a Government company at the end of the financial year. The change is operational in nature,...
House of Lords: Agriculture and Fisheries Council 22 January 2015
Lord de Mauley: My Right Hon Friend the Secretary of State (Elizabeth Truss) has today made the following statement. The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be on 26 January in Brussels. My hon. friend,...
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Consular Assistance : Murder And Manslaughter 22 January 2015
David Lidington: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office provides consular support to bereaved families and friends in approximately 70 cases of murder and manslaughter annually. It is essential that the support...
House of Lords: Parole Board for England and Wales 22 January 2015
Lord Faulks: On 18 November 2013 the Triennial Review of the Parole Board for England and Wales was announced in Parliament. I am pleased to announce the conclusion of the Review and publication of the...
House of Lords: Tobacco: Packaging 22 January 2015
Earl Howe: Following the announcement made by my Hon friend, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health, in the adjournment debate yesterday on the introduction of standardised packaging...
Business, Innovation and Skills: Competition and Markets Authority: Contingencies Fund Advance 28 January 2015
Jo Swinson: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills wishes to report that a cash advance of £13 million from the Contingencies Fund has been sought for the Competition and Markets Authority...