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...

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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