Hansard Written Answers
Written Ministerial Statements

Some recent written ministerial statements

Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government Update 23 March 2015
Kris Hopkins: I would like to update hon. Members with a number of actions by my Department relating to local government. Updating statutory notices for the 21st Century Statutory notices are an...
Department for Transport: The Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s Business Plan for 2015-16 26 March 2015
John Hayes: I am pleased to announce the publication of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) business plan for 2015-16. The business plan sets out: the services that the Agency will...
Department for Communities and Local Government: Unpublished research reports commissioned by the last Administration 20 March 2015
Kris Hopkins: The last Administration spent £26 million on DCLG research reports that were never published. Throughout this Parliament, we have taken steps to publish this significant backlog of...
Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: IPSA’s estimate 2015-16 25 March 2015
Charles Walker: The Speaker’s Committee for the IPSA is established under the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009. Under statute it must review IPSA’s estimate before it is laid before the House and...
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tunisia: Terrorist Attack 20 March 2015
Philip Hammond: I wish to update the House on the terrorist attack in Tunis on 18 March. I condemn this despicable murder of innocent people. A small group of terrorists attacked the Bardo Museum in central...
Ministry of Defence: Logistics Commodities and Services Transformation Programme 24 March 2015 (1 annotation)
Philip Dunne: On 23 February 2015, in a Ministerial Written Statement, I informed the House that Leidos had been selected as the preferred bidder for a transformation programme within Logistic Commodities...
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Publication of the Triennial Reviews of Defra’s Science Advisory Council and the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment 26 March 2015
Dan Rogerson: Today I am publishing the reports of the Triennial Reviews of Defra’s Science Advisory Council (SAC) and the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment (ACRE), which were jointly...
HM Treasury: ECOFIN: 10 March 2015 24 March 2015
George Osborne: A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council was held in Brussels on 10 March 2015. Ministers discussed the following items: Investment Plan for Europe The Council agreed a...
Deputy Prime Minister: Commencement of Succession to the Crown Act 2013 26 March 2015
Nicholas Clegg: Today the provisions of the Succession to the Crown Act 2013 come into force. The Act removes the male bias in the line of succession, ending the system of male heirs automatically...
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: March’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council 25 March 2015
George Eustice: I represented the UK at the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 16 March in Brussels. Rebecca Evans AM and Richard Lochhead MSP were also present. There were only agriculture items on the...
Department for Education: Condition Improvement Fund 26 March 2015
David Laws: Today I am announcing the outcome of the Condition Improvement Fund 2015-16, which provides funding for the improvement and expansion of existing academy and sixth-form college buildings. The...
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...
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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: March Environment Council 19 March 2015
Dan Rogerson: My Noble Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Baroness Verma) and I attended EU Environment Council in Brussels on 6 March. After...
Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Pay Review Body–Medical and Dental Officers 25 March 2015
Michael Fallon: The Supplement to the 2015 Report of the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body (AFPRB) making recommendations on the pay of Service Medical and Dental Officers has been published today. I wish...
Department for Transport: HS2 Update 23 March 2015
Patrick McLoughlin: Following the publication of ‘HS2: On track’[1] on 12 March which set out the good progress we have made on HS2 over the last five years, I thought it would be helpful to give an...
Department for Energy and Climate Change: Wood Review Implementation: Government Response to Call for Evidence 20 March 2015
Edward Davey: Today we are publishing the Government’s response to the Wood Review Call for Evidence, which sought views on how to best implement the Wood Review’s recommendations to empower the...
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 Transport: EU Transport Council 20 March 2015
Patrick McLoughlin: I attended the first Transport Council under the Latvian Presidency (the Presidency) in Brussels on Friday 13 March. The first item on the agenda was a policy debate on the Fourth Railway...
Department for Education: A World-Class Teaching Profession 20 March 2015
Nicky Morgan: The driving force behind the delivery of this Government’s plan for education is a world-class teaching profession. We share a common goal with thousands of dedicated professionals in...