Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

  • House of Lords

    • Financial Restrictions (Iran) Order

      The Government have today laid before Parliament an order under the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 containing a direction requiring UK credit and financial institutions to cease all business with...

    • Security Industry

      I am today launching a consultation inviting views on the Government's preferred option for reforming how the private security industry is regulated-a transition to a business regulation regime....

  • Attorney-General

    • Serious Fraud Office

      I am today publishing a report carried out by Her Majesty’s chief inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service into the quality of case management at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Tackling...

  • Treasury

    • ECOFIN (Budget)

      The Economic and Financial Affairs Council—Budget, was reconvened in Brussels on 13 November, following the suspension of talks on 9 November. In the Council’s Session, Member...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Work Capability Assessment

      I am pleased to announce that today Professor Malcolm Harrington’s third independent review of the work capability assessment (WCA) will be published. This is the third of five independent...

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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