Hansard Written Answers
Written Ministerial Statements

Some recent written ministerial statements

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...
Energy and Climate Change: UK Downstream Oil Sector 9 April 2014
Michael Fallon: Today, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is publishing the conclusions of its review of the role of UK’s refining and fuel import sectors. I am grateful to all those who...
Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment Assessment 10 April 2014
Michael Penning: The Government have committed, through the Welfare Reform Act 2012, to carry out an independent review of the personal independence payment (PIP) assessment within the first two years of...
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....
Justice: Bailiffs 7 April 2014
Chris Grayling: The Government have implemented new laws, effective from yesterday, to deliver their commitment to provide protection against aggressive bailiffs in England and Wales while ensuring that debt can...
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...
Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture and Fisheries Council 3 April 2014
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...
Cabinet Office: Markets for Government Services 9 April 2014
Francis Maude: The Government are committed to opening up public contracts, with a wide, diverse range of providers competing to deliver high-quality services. Following the material concerns that emerged last...
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...
Communities and Local Government: Local Planning and Renewable Energy Developments 9 April 2014
Eric Pickles: This coalition Government have reformed the planning process so that communities themselves have the opportunity to influence the decisions that affect their lives. We have abolished regional...
Health: Social Science Research Committee (Triennial Review) 3 April 2014
Jane Ellison: I am today announcing the publication by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) of the findings of the triennial review of the Social Science Research Committee (SSRC). Triennial reviews of...
Education: Qualifications Reform 9 April 2014
Michael Gove: The Government are today announcing the next steps in the reform of GCSEs and A-levels. We are introducing more rigorous content into reformed GCSEs and A-levels to be taught from September 2016...
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...
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...
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...
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)...
Home Department: Countering Terrorism 9 April 2014
Theresa May: Protecting the safety of the UK and our interests overseas is the primary duty of Government. Terrorism remains the greatest threat to the security of this country. I have today published the...
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...
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)....
Business, Innovation and Skills: Higher Education (Student Support) 7 April 2014
David Willetts: Today I am announcing measures to modernise the disabled students’ allowances which are available to higher education students from England. Disabled students’ allowances (DSAs) are...