Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 12 November 2012

  • Treasury

    • ECOFIN (Budget)

      The Economic and Financial Affairs Council—(Budget), was held in Brussels on 9 November 2012. In the Council, the UK and a number of other member states were very clear that the Commission...

    • Ecofin

      A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council will be held in Brussels on 13 November 2012. The following items are on the agenda to be discussed. Economic governance—“Two...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Business Rates

      On 18 October, the Government announced our intention to postpone the next business rates revaluation in England from 2015 to 2017. Clause 22 of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill currently...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy Efficiency Strategy

      The UK has a huge opportunity to lead the world on energy efficiency. This coalition Government are determined to grasp it and I am proud to announce today that we are publishing Britain’s...

  • Health

    • Birth Environment (Improvements)

      I am announcing a £25 million capital funding in 2012-13 for the NHS to improve the birthing environment in the maternity units that need it most, so both mothers and fathers, and the staff...

What is this?

Written Ministerial Statements were introducted in late 2002 to stop the practice of having “planted” or “inspired” questions designed to elicit Government statements.

They are just that – statements on a particular topic by a Government Minister.

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