Hansard Written Answers
Written Ministerial Statements

Some recent written ministerial statements

Deputy Prime Minister: Section 155 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 26 March 2015
Nick Clegg: As required under section 155 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA), this statement confirms that the Government will not be making an Order during the course of...
Department for Transport: The Budapest Convention on the Contract for the Carriage of Goods by Inland Waterways 24 March 2015
John Hayes: The Government has decided to opt in to the proposed Council Decision authorising Austria, Belgium and Poland to ratify, or to accede to, the Budapest Convention on the Contract for the...
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Launch of the Consultation Document-A Dual Mandate for Adult Vocational Education March 2015 24 March 2015
Vincent Cable: The Government is today launching the consultation document – A Dual Mandate for Adult Vocational Education. A copy will be placed in the Libraries of the House. This builds on our...
HM Treasury: Convergence Programme 23 March 2015
David Gauke: 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: Security and Intelligence Agencies – Contingencies Fund Advance 24 March 2015
Francis Maude: My statement of 17 March informed Parliament of the intention to access £66,800,000 from the contingency fund pending Parliamentary approval of the supply estimates 2014-15. Royal Assent...
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Review of the Government’s overseas scholarship schemes 26 March 2015
Hugo Swire: On 8 January, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development announced, that they were to conduct a review of the Government’s overseas scholarship...
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Prompt Payment – Implementing the Duty on Large Companies to Report on Payment Practices and Policies 20 March 2015
Matthew Hancock: Tackling late payment is at the heart of our drive to help small businesses. Standing at £41.5 billion, late payment remains a significant problem for the UK economy. Small businesses...
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: Planning Update 25 March 2015
Eric Pickles: I would like to update the House on further steps we are taking to streamline the planning system, protect the environment, support economic growth and assist locally-led decision-making. ...
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 Communities and Local Government: Housing Update 20 March 2015
Brandon Lewis: I would like to update hon. Members on the some of the recent actions that the Coalition Government is undertaking on housing. Providing more housing for older people I would like to...
Ministry of Defence: Iraq Fatalities Investigations 20 March 2015
Michael Fallon: I wish to inform the House of progress in responding to the High Court’s decision in 2013 that a process akin to a Coroner’s inquest be established to examine a small number of...
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Triennial Review of the Land Registration Rules Committee 26 March 2015
Matthew Hancock: The commencement of the Triennial Review of the Land Registration Rules Committee was announced in Parliament on 11th December 2014 through a Written Ministerial Statement. I can now announce...
Department for Transport: Triennial review of the Traffic Commissioners 26 March 2015
Claire Perry: The triennial review of the Traffic Commissioners was conducted in accordance with Cabinet Office guidance on reviews of non-departmental public bodies in late 2014 and early 2015 available...
Department for Transport: DfT Motoring Agencies Business Plans for 2015-16 26 March 2015
Claire Perry: I am pleased to announce the publication of the 2015-16 business plans for the Department for Transport’s Motoring Executive Agencies - the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA),...
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...
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...
Department for Culture Media and Sport: Analogue Commercial Radio Licence Renewals 24 March 2015
Ed 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...
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Foreign Affairs Council: 16 March 2015 and EU General Affairs Council: 17 March 2015 24 March 2015
David Lidington: My Right Honourable Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs attended the Foreign Affairs Council on 16 March in Brussels. The Foreign Affairs Council was chaired by...
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...