Hansard Written Answers
Written Ministerial Statements

Some recent written ministerial statements

Cabinet Office: The Registration of Consultant Lobbyists Regulations 2015 26 February 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, which the Government is...
HM Treasury: Double Taxation Convention between the United Kingdon and Algeria 23 February 2015
David Gauke: A Double Taxation Convention with Algeria was signed on 18 February 2015. The text of the Convention has been deposited in the Libraries of both Houses and made available on the GOV.UK...
Ministry of Defence: Logistics Commodities and Services Transformation Programme 23 February 2015
Philip Dunne: In July 2012, my predecessor, the hon. Member for Mid Worcestershire (Sir Peter Luff), informed the House about a transformation programme within Logistic Commodities and Services (LCS), part...
Department for Communities and Local Government: Protecting Public Money 23 February 2015
Eric Pickles: I would like to update the House with steps that my Department is taking to protect taxpayers’ money. Government lobbying Government Under the last Administration, there was an endemic...
Ministry of Justice: Appointment to the Prison Service Pay Review Body 26 February 2015
Andrew Selous: I am pleased to announce that the Prime Minister has appointed Nicholas Caton, as a Member to the Prison Service Pay Review Body for three years, commencing 26 November 2014. The appointment...
Department for Communities and Local Government: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council 26 February 2015
Eric Pickles: I would like to update hon. Members on Rotherham Council. On 4 February, I informed the House that I was satisfied, having considered the report of the inspection by Louise Casey CB, that the...
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Report on December 2014 Electoral Registers in England and Wales 24 February 2015
Gary Streeter: The Electoral Commission has today published a report on its analysis of the December 2014 electoral registers in England and Wales. This is part of the Commission’s programme of work...
Leader of the House of Lords: Government Response to the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament Report on the intelligence relating to the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby 26 February 2015
Baroness Stowell of Beeston: The Report of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament on the Intelligence Relating to the Murder to Fusilier Lee Rigby was published on 25 November 2014. The Government’s...
Home Office: Consultation on fees under the Licensing Act 2003 26 February 2015
Lynne Featherstone: This Government strongly supports the vital contribution that responsible businesses, including local pubs, hotels, restaurants and community premises make to our economy and to their...
Home Office: Home Office 2014-15 Funding 26 February 2015
Theresa May: The Home Office is seeking an advance of £275,000,000 (two hundred and seventy five million pounds) in 2014-15 from the Contingencies Fund under Category D of the Supply Estimates...
HM Treasury: Equitable Life Payment Scheme 24 February 2015
Andrea Leadsom: As of 31 January 2015, the Scheme has now issued payments surpassing £1 billion to 896,367 policyholders. The figures are broken down as follows: 412,445 payments to individual...
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: EU Competitiveness Council (pre-Council statement) 23 February 2015
Baroness Neville-Rolfe: The European Competitiveness Council will take place on Monday 2nd March and Tuesday 3rd March. I will represent the UK on day one (industry and internal market) and representation on day two...
Ministry of Defence: Type 26 Global Combat Ship 23 February 2015
Michael Fallon: Today I am providing an update on our plans for taking forward the Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme. Good progress has been made during the Assessment Phase on all aspects of the...
Ministry of Justice: North Wales Prison 24 February 2015
Andrew Selous: The construction of the new prison in North Wales is already underway as part of the Prison New Capacity and Unit Cost Programmes. I can confirm that the new prison will be operated by Her...
Home Office: Renewal of Immigration Concession for Syrian Nationals 26 February 2015
James Brokenshire: I am today announcing a further renewal of concessions to the Immigration Rules for Syrian nationals lawfully in the UK. In light of the ongoing violent conflict in Syria it has been decided...
Home Office: Announcement of a QC-led Investigation into the collapse of the 2011 R v ‘Mouncher and others’ trial 26 February 2015
Theresa May: I have decided to call for an independent, QC-led investigation into the collapse of the R v ‘Mouncher and others’ 2011 trial. Stephen Miller, John and Ronald Actie, Yusef...
Home Office: Equality Act 2010 26 February 2015
James Brokenshire: I have made an authorisation under paragraph 17(4)(a) of Schedule 3 to the Equality Act 2010, the Equality (Consideration of Immigration Applications and Removal Directions) Authorisation...
HM Treasury: Anti-Avoidance 26 February 2015
David Gauke: The Government is committed to tackling tax avoidance to ensure the Exchequer is protected and fairness is maintained for the taxpayer. HMRC has become aware of a proposed transaction...
Home Office: Immigration Act commencement and Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules 26 February 2015
James Brokenshire: Today is another significant milestone in bringing the reforms in the Immigration Act 2014 into force. We are finishing the task of sweeping away the remains of the excessive number of rights...
Department for Education: Investigations into Allegations of Abuse in Children's Homes and Schools 26 February 2015
Edward Timpson: Statement regarding investigations relating to Jimmy Savile and a number of children’s homes and schools in England. On 27 March 2014 The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP informed the House...