Hansard Written Answers
Written Ministerial Statements

Some recent written ministerial statements

Home Department: Gangmasters Licensing Authority 10 April 2014
Karen Bradley: On 10 September 2013, the then Minister with responsibility for agriculture and food, the Member for Somerton and Frome (Mr Heath) made a written statement to Parliament announcing the...
Treasury: Convergence Programme (UK) 3 April 2014
Nicky Morgan: Article 121 of the treaty on the functioning of the European Union (TFEU) requires the UK to send an annual convergence programme to the European Commission reporting upon its fiscal situation...
House of Lords: State Opening of Parliament 8 April 2014
Lord Hill of Oareford: Her Majesty the Queen has been pleased to agree to open a new session of Parliament on Wednesday 4 June instead of on Tuesday 3 June. The date will better facilitate arrangements for the...
Energy and Climate Change: Scotland Analysis (Energy) 9 April 2014
Edward Davey: The Government have today published the 12th paper in the Scotland analysis programme series to inform the debate on Scotland’s future within the United Kingdom. “Scotland Analysis:...
Business, Innovation and Skills: Regional Growth Fund 10 April 2014
Michael Fallon: Today my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister will announce that 50 projects and programmes have been awarded a total of £300 million in round 5 of the regional growth fund (RGF)....
House of Lords: Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme 3 April 2014
Earl Howe: I am pleased to announce today the publication of Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme: Twelfth Report to Parliament. The Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) is a voluntary agreement...
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Burma 8 April 2014
Hugo Swire: I am making a joint statement with my right hon. Friend the Minister of State for International Development. Together we wish to inform the House that the Government are today publishing a...
House of Lords: Schools: Statutory Guidance 3 April 2014
Lord Nash: My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Education (Michael Gove MP) has made the following announcement. Today I am publishing updated statutory safeguarding guidance for schools...
House of Lords: Education: Qualification Reform 9 April 2014
Lord Nash: My right honourable friend Secretary of State for Education (Michael Gove MP) has made the following announcement. The Government is today announcing the next steps in the reform of GCSEs and...
Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture and Fisheries Council 3 April 2014 (1 annotation)
George Eustice: I represented the UK at the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 24 March. Richard Lochhead MSP was also present. Promotion of agricultural produce The Council agreed its political approach...
Transport: HS2 (Property Compensation) 9 April 2014 (1 annotation)
Patrick McLoughlin: I am today announcing to the House the outcome of the 2013 consultation on property compensation for the London to west midlands HS2 route (phase 1). That consultation, which ran from 12...
Treasury: Equitable Life Payment Scheme 9 April 2014
Sajid Javid: As of 31 March 2014 the Equitable Life payment scheme has made payments totalling £901 million to 860,972 policyholders. The scheme has published a further progress report, which can be...
Work and Pensions: Office for Nuclear Regulation 9 April 2014
Michael Penning: Following my announcement on 1 April 2014 of the launch of the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) as an independent public corporation, I will place a copy of the ONR annual plan for 2014-15 in...
Defence: 24 Commando Engineer Regiment 10 April 2014
Mark Francois: On 5 July 2012, Official Report, column 1085, the Defence Secretary made a statement to the House on the outcome of the Army 2020 review and laid out the future structure of the British Army....
Cabinet Office: Local and Mayoral Election Guidance (European Parliament) 9 April 2014
Francis Maude: Guidance has today been issued to civil servants in UK departments and those working in non-departmental public bodies and other arm’s length bodies on the principles that they should...
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs Council/Defence Foreign Affairs Council 10 April 2014
David Lidington: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs will attend the Foreign Affairs Council on 14 April. The Minister for International Security Strategy will attend...
Education: Careers Guidance 10 April 2014
Matthew Hancock: As part of plans to reform the education and skills systems we need better support to prepare young people for the world of work. Today I am publishing revised statutory guidance, “Careers...
Treasury: UK Guarantees Scheme 3 April 2014
Danny Alexander: UK Guarantees was announced in July 2012 with enabling legislation, the Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Act 2012, receiving Royal Assent on 31 October 2012. UK Guarantees was launched in...
Cabinet Office: Boundary Commissions (Triennial Review) 7 April 2014
Nicholas Clegg: I am today announcing the start of the triennial review of the Boundary Commissions for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Triennial reviews of non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs)...
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: EU Foreign Ministers (Informal Meeting) 10 April 2014
David Lidington: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs attended the informal Foreign Ministers meeting on 4 to 5 April in Athens, Greece. The informal format of the...