Written Ministerial Statements
Tuesday, 27 November 2012

  • House of Lords
    • EU: Balance of Competence Review
      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has today made the following Statement. I wish to inform the House that, further to my right honourable...
    • National DNA Ethics Group
      I am pleased to announce the publication of the fifth annual report of the National DNA Database Ethics Group on 27 November 2012. The group was established on 25 July 2007 to provide Ministers...
    • National Physical Laboratory
      My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Universities and Science (David Willetts) has today made the following Statement. I wish to inform the House of my decision on the future...
  • Attorney-General
    • Jury Checks and Crown's Right of Stand By
      I have today published revised guidelines on jury checks and the exercise by the Crown of its right of stand by. In 1988 the defence right to challenge jurors without cause was abolished; the...
  • Business, Innovation and Skills
    • National Physical Laboratory
      I wish to inform the House of my decision on the future operation of the National Physical Laboratory. The National Physical Laboratory is the UK’s principal National Measurement Institute...
  • Education
    • Early Education Funding
      Today I am announcing indicative revenue funding allocations to local authorities to secure early education places for two-year-olds from lower-income households. This will form part of the...
  • Energy and Climate Change
    • Correction to Parliamentary Question 127730
      An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Edinburgh West on 8 November 2012, Official Report, column 709-710W. The information included within the table...
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
    • Balance of Competences Review
      I wish to inform the House that, further to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs’ oral statement launching the review of the balance of...
  • Home Department
  • Justice
    • Hardship Fund (Low-Paid Victims of Crime)
      I am today announcing the implementation of a hardship fund of £500,000 per year which will provide relief from hardship for very low-paid workers in England and Wales who are temporarily...
  • Transport
    • Speed Limit Exemptions
      The Department has today published a consultation paper on speed limit exemptions for vehicles used for emergency purposes. The consultation paper proposes that section 19 of the Road Safety Act...
  • Work and Pensions
    • Work Programme Official Statistics 2012
      The Department for Work and Pensions has today released official statistics covering the performance of the Work programme in its first year. The Work programme was launched in June 2011 and is...