Written Ministerial Statements
Thursday, 6 December 2012

  • House of Lords
    • Agriculture: Single Payment Scheme
      My honourable friend the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food (David Heath) has today made the following Statement. I am pleased to be able to make a statement about the opening of the...
    • EU: Balance of Competence Review
      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for International Development has made the following Statement. I wish to inform the House that, further to the Oral Statement by my right...
    • EU: Foreign Affairs Council
      The EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) took place in Brussels on 29 November 2012. I represented the UK on all the issues discussed at the meeting. A summary of those discussions follows. Two...
    • Higher Education: Reform
      My honourable friend the Minister for Skills (joint with Department for Education) (Matthew Hancock) is today making the following Statement. The Government are today publishing the Skills...
    • Kosovo
      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for International Development has made the following Statement. On 30 November DfID closed its office in Kosovo. This is DfID's last bilateral...
    • Trees: Chalara Fraxinea
      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Owen Paterson) has today made the following Statement. Further to my Statement on 9 November, I am...
  • Business, Innovation and Skills
    • Further Education Reforms
      The Government are today publishing the skills funding statement 2012-15 and the FE college capital investment strategy. I will e-mail all hon. Members and a copy of each will be placed in the...
    • EU Foreign Affairs Council
      My noble Friend, the Minister of State for Trade and Investment (joint with Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Lord Green, has today made the following statement: The EU Foreign Affairs Council...
  • Communities and Local Government
    • Planning Administration
      Today, to assist parliamentary scrutiny, my Department has published details on European Union proposals which will affect the planning system across the United Kingdom. I have deposited in...
  • Defence
    • Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report
      The armed forces covenant is the expression of the moral obligation the Government and the nation owe to the armed forces community—those who serve, whether regular or reserve, their...
    • MOD Annual Report and Accounts
      I am today publishing the Ministry of Defence’s annual report and accounts 2011-12. It provides a comprehensive overview of the Department’s financial performance for the year,...
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
    • Ash Tree Dieback
      Further to my statement on 9 November 2012, Official Report, column 48WS, I am today setting out plans for the next few months to control Chalara and also publishing the interim report by the...
    • Single Payment Scheme
      I am pleased to be able to make a statement about the opening of the window for payments to farmers in England under the EU common agricultural policy single payment scheme (SPS) for 2012. On 3...
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    • Foreign Affairs Council/General Affairs Council
      My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and I will attend the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) on 10 December, and I will attend the General Affairs Council...
  • Home Department
    • Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures
      Section 19(1) of the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011 (the Act) requires the Secretary of State to report to Parliament as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of...
  • International Development
    • Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Aid Report
      I wish to inform the House that, further to the oral statement by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs launching the review of the balance of...
    • Closure of DFID Kosovo
      On 30 November DFID closed its office in Kosovo. This is DFID’s last bilateral programme in Europe and hence it is a symbolic moment for the UK’s relations with the countries of the...
  • Transport
    • Inter-city West Coast Franchise
      On 15 October 2012, Official Report, column 6WS, I announced to the House that following the cancellation of the inter-city west coast franchise competition the Department for Transport was...
  • Work and Pensions
    • Disability Employment
      I would like to make a statement on Remploy to update the House on the next steps in the reforms that my predecessor as Minister for Disabled People, my right hon. Friend the Member for...