Written Ministerial Statements

Friday, 30 November 2012

  • House of Lords

    • Retail and Manufacturing

      My honourable friend the Minister of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs (Jo Swinson) has today made the following Statement. The Government are committed under the Red Tape...

    • Rwanda

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for International Development (Justine Greening) has made the following Statement. I have today taken a decision not to release £21 million...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Retail and Manufacturing

      The Government are committed under the Red Tape Challenge to reduce the burden of regulation which acts as a barrier to growth. Unnecessary regulation has to be removed especially if it is...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ministerial Responsibilities

      The new list of ministerial responsibilities has been published today. Copies have been placed in the Vote Office and the Libraries of both Houses. Copies will also be sent to each MP’s...

  • Treasury

    • Balance of Competences Review (Taxation)

      The Government have today published a call for evidence on the balance of competence between the United Kingdom and the European Union on taxation. Following the Foreign Secretary’s oral...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Foreign Affairs Council/Defence Foreign Affairs Council/General Affairs Council

      The Under-Secretary of State for Defence, my hon. Friend the Member for South West Wiltshire (Dr Murrison) responsible for international security strategy attended the European Defence Agency...

    • Public Records

      On 5 December 2011, Official Report, column 6WS, I informed the House of our plans to make a large collection of colonial administration files available to the public over a two-year period. We...

  • Health

    • Personal Health Budgets

      I am announcing the publication of the final independent evaluation report on personal health budgets, which have been piloted in the national health service since 2009 as a way to give people...

  • International Development

    • Rwanda

      I have today taken a decision not to release £21 million of support to Rwanda. This aid was due to be paid in December. This Government believe strongly that aid will be most effective when...

  • Justice

    • Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

      In March 2011 the Government responded to the Public Accounts Select Committee report “Smaller Government: Shrinking the Quango State” setting out the coalition’s plans for...

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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