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Written Ministerial Statements

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Department for Work and Pensions: Relationship Support 25 March 2015
Steve Webb: We will be extending seven contracts with organisations delivering relationship support provision and related services. These services include preventative support for couples during key...
Leader of the House: Legislation in the 2014-15 Session of Parliament 26 March 2015
William Hague: Following the conclusion of business in the House today, I expect Parliament to be prorogued prior to dissolution on 30 March under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. Subject to proceedings,...
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Performance Targets for the Intellectual Property Office (an operating name of the Patent Office) for 2015 – 2018 19 March 2015
Baroness Neville-Rolfe: As an Executive Agency and Trading Fund of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, we set targets which are agreed by Ministers and laid before Parliament. For 2015 – 2018...
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Progress in reviewing policy on resettlement of the British Indian Ocean Territory 24 March 2015
James Duddridge: My Right Honourable Friend the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mr Hugo Swire) informed the House on 10 February 2015 of the next steps in the Government’s review...
Department for Transport: Crossrail 2 Safeguarding Consultation Response 24 March 2015
Robert Goodwill: I am today publishing a response document summarising the views given during the consultation on updating the Safeguarding Direction for the proposed Crossrail 2 rail project, and providing...
Cabinet Office: Report on departmental open data commitments and adherence to public data principles for the period between April and June 2014 24 March 2015
Francis Maude: I am laying the attached ‘Report on departmental open data commitments and adherence to public data principles for the period between April and June 2014’. The report is...
Department for Culture Media and Sport: Analogue Commercial Radio Licence Renewals 24 March 2015
Edward Vaizey: The UK has a rich and thriving commercial radio sector, providing a wide range of programmes that appeal to a variety of different tastes. Commercial radio plays a key role in the provision of...
HM Treasury: Progress against the Coalition’s commitment to increase the proportion of revenue accounted for by environmental taxes 25 March 2015
Priti Patel: Over the Parliament this government has introduced reforms to the tax system to make it more competitive, simpler, fairer, and greener. As part of this, in May 2010 government committed to...
Department for Communities and Local Government: Homelessness Update 26 March 2015
Kris Hopkins: I would like to update hon Members on measures that the Coalition Government has taken to address homelessness and to reflect on progress made on this important agenda since May 2010. ...
Leader of the House of Lords: Leader’s Group on Governance 23 March 2015
Baroness Stowell of Beeston: I have today appointed a Leader’s Group, chaired by Baroness Shephard of Northwold, to consider governance arrangements in the House of Lords. Baroness Doocey, Lord Kirkham, Baroness...
Cabinet Office: Statutory Register of Consultant Lobbyists 26 March 2015
Sam Gyimah: Part 1 of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 provides for a statutory register of consultant lobbyists. I have made an order to...
Department of Health: Infected blood 25 March 2015
Jeremy Hunt: In January 2011, my predecessor, the Rt. hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Andrew Lansley) recalled with sadness how what happened during the 1970s and 1980s, when thousands of patients...
Department for Transport: Triennial Review of Passenger Focus 20 March 2015
Claire Perry: I am today publishing the report of the Triennial Review of Passenger Focus (PF). The review has considered the continuing need for PF’s functions and the case for it to remain a...
Department for Education: Revisions of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Strategic Plan 23 March 2015
Jo Swinson: I am today laying before Parliament a copy of the Strategic Plan Revision for 2015/16 which has been prepared by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), as required by Section 4 of...
Department of Health: Infected blood 25 March 2015
Earl Howe: My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health (Jeremy Hunt) has made the following written ministerial statement. In January 2011, my predecessor, the Rt. hon. Member for South...
HM Treasury: Public Services 25 March 2015
Danny Alexander: On 5 March 2015 I published the conclusions of HM Treasury’s second evaluation of departments’ compliance with the rules governing off-payroll appointments in central government. ...
Deputy Prime Minister: Triennial Review of the Parliamentary Boundary Commissions 26 March 2015
Sam Gyimah: I am pleased to announce the completion of the triennial review of the four Parliamentary Boundary Commissions and publication of the final report. The Triennial Review was...
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Electoral Commission and Local Government Boundary Commission England Main Estimates and Corporate Plans 2015-16 26 March 2015 (1 annotation)
Gary Streeter: The Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission is established under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendum Act (PPERA) 2000. Under paragraph 14 of Schedule 1 to the...
Cabinet Office: The "State of the Estate in 2013-14" 23 March 2015
Francis Maude: I have today laid before Parliament, pursuant to Section 86 of the Climate Change Act 2008, the “State of the Estate in 2013/14”. This report describes the efficiency and...
Ministry of Defence: Royal Navy Nuclear Reactor Prototype Review 25 March 2015
Michael Fallon: On 6th March 2014, my predecessor announced his decision to refuel the nuclear reactor in HMS Vanguard, one of the UK’s four ballistic missile submarines, during its planned deep...