Hansard Written Answers
Written Ministerial Statements

Some recent written ministerial statements

House of Lords: Health: Triennial Review of NHS Litigation Authority 16 October 2014
Earl Howe: My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Dr Dan Poulter) has made the following written ministerial statement. I am today announcing that the Department of Health is commencing a...
Education: Voluntary and Community Sector Prospectus 16 October 2014
Edward Timpson: I am pleased to announce, together with my colleague the Under-Secretary of State for Education, my hon. Friend the Member for East Surrey (Sam Gyimah), who is the Minister responsible for early...
Transport: Commissioners of Irish Lights 16 October 2014
John Hayes: The three general lighthouse authorities (GLAs) for the United Kingdom and Ireland provide an essential service for mariners through the deployment of coastal aids to navigation and the...
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Gifting of Equipment, Stores and Infrastructure to Afghanistan 22 October 2014
Philip Hammond: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has today laid a departmental minute proposing a gift to the Government of Afghanistan. The UK is committed to developing counter-terrorism capability in...
House of Lords: Kincora Boys’ Home 21 October 2014
Baroness Randerson: My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Theresa Villiers) has made the following Written Statement: I have been giving careful consideration to the best way to address the...
Communities and Local Government: Waste Planning Policy 16 October 2014
Eric Pickles: The Department for Communities and Local Government is today publishing new planning policy and new planning practice guidance on waste. Both support the Government’s commitment to...
House of Lords: Violence Against Women and Girls Overseas 16 October 2014
Baroness Northover: My Rt Hon Friend, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development (Lynne Featherstone) has made the following statement: I am pleased to take this opportunity to update...
Transport: Agricultural Tractors and Trailers (Weight and Speed Limit) 17 October 2014
Claire Perry: Today I will be announcing my intention, following public consultation and the recommendations from the farming task force, to increase the weight and speed limits of agricultural tractors and...
House of Lords: Voluntary and Community Sector: Grants 16 October 2014
Lord Nash: My honourable Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, (Edward Timpson MP) made the following announcement: I am pleased to announce, together with my...
Work and Pensions: Persistent Child Poverty Target 16 October 2014 (1 annotation)
Iain Duncan Smith: Today I intend to lay regulations to set a new, statutory persistent child poverty target for the UK. Later today, jointly with the Minister for Schools, my right hon. Friend the Member for...
Treasury: Banking Act 2009 Reporting 16 October 2014
Andrea Leadsom: The Treasury has laid before the House of Commons a report required under section 231 of the Banking Act 2009 covering the period from 1 October 2013 to 31 March 2014. Copies of the document...
Work and Pensions: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumers Affairs Council 16 October 2014
Esther McVey: Today I will attend the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council in Luxembourg. The Council will seek a general approach on a Council decision on establishing a European...
International Development: Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Overseas 16 October 2014
Lynne Featherstone: I am pleased to take this opportunity to update the House on my work as ministerial champion for tackling violence against women and girls overseas. We enter the autumn after a summer of work...
House of Lords: Businesses: Street Trading and Pedlary 16 October 2014
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. I am today publishing the...
Electoral Commission Committee: Individual Electoral Registration 21 October 2014
South West Devon: (Representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission): The Electoral Commission has today published a report containing an analysis of the confirmation live...
Home Department: Immigration Appeals System 16 October 2014
James Brokenshire: The reforms to the immigration appeals system in the Immigration Act 2014 are being phased in from 20 October. These provisions contain important measures to make it easier to deport foreign...
Cabinet Office: The Osmotherly Rules 17 October 2014
Francis Maude: On 2 October 2014 the Prime Minister announced that John Manzoni had been appointed to the new position of Chief Executive of the Civil Service. Details of that announcement can be found on...
Transport: Cycling 16 October 2014
Robert Goodwill: I am today publishing a draft cycling delivery plan for informal consultation to seek views from interested parties on its content. On 12 August 2013, as part of a wider announcement on cycling,...
House of Lords: Children: Sexual Abuse 20 October 2014
Lord Bates: My hon Friend the Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice (Mike Penning) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: The Global Alliance consists of 54 countries...
Environment Food and Rural Affairs: International Whaling Commission (65th Meeting) 16 October 2014
George Eustice: I was pleased to attend the first day of this year’s meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Slovenia (IWC65). I made very clear our commitment to maintaining the moratorium on...