Written Ministerial Statements
Monday, 10 December 2012

  • House of Lords
    • Energy: CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme
      In March this year ( Official Report, col. 89-90WS, 26 March 2012) I published a formal consultation setting out our ambitious simplification package for the CRC energy efficiency scheme. Since...
    • UN: Human Rights Council
      Today, on 10 December, UN Human Rights Day, I will host the London launch of the UK's campaign for election to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) for January 2014-December 2016. The UK is...
  • Communities and Local Government
    • New Homes Bonus
      Today, I am pleased to announce £661 million of provisional new homes bonus funding for local authorities in England. This includes the third instalment of £199 million in respect of...
  • Defence
    • HMS Audacious
      I wish to inform the House that the Ministry of Defence has signed a contract, worth approximately £1.2 billion, with BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines to deliver HMS Audacious, the fourth...
  • Energy and Climate Change
    • Ministerial Correction
      I would like to inform the House that a written answer I gave on 26 November 2012, Official Report , column 45W to the hon. Member for Walsall North (Mr Winnick) was incorrect. The hon. Member...
    • Energy Council
      The United Kingdom was represented by Shan Morgan, Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU, at the EU Energy Council in Brussels on 3 December 2012. The presidency reported on recent progress...
    • CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme
      On 26 March 2012, Official Report, columns 89-90WS. I published a formal consultation setting out our ambitious simplification package for the CRC energy efficiency scheme. Since then we have...
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    • Gibraltar
      In my written ministerial statement of 18 July 2011, Official Report, column 79WS, I informed the House of the legal action that the Government were pursuing to reverse the adoption by the...
  • Health
    • UK Life Sciences
      Today, the Prime Minister has announced the Government’s intention to pump-prime the sequencing of 100,000 whole genomes over the next three to five years. This work will initially focus on...
  • Transport
    • Think! (Road Safety Campaign)
      I wanted to update the House on the launch of the Government’s latest Think! road safety campaign, targeted at drink-driving. Action by successive Governments over the last 30 years has...
  • Work and Pensions
    • Child Maintenance
      Today I can confirm the Government will introduce their new, “pathfinder” statutory child maintenance scheme, which will be available to a very limited number of new applicants at the...
    • Welfare Reform Regulations
      I am pleased to announce that later today the Department intends to lay and publish the following draft affirmative regulations: The Universal Credit Regulations 2013; The Universal Credit...