Written Ministerial Statements

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

  • House of Lords

    • Environment Agency and Natural England

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has today made the following Statement. The Government are committed to high levels of environmental...

  • Treasury

    • Ecofin

      A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council will be held in Brussels on 12 December 2012. The following item will be on the agenda. Banking Supervision Mechanism Council will seek to...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Open Data

      I am today providing the first update on Her Majesty’s Government’s commitments to open data as set out in departmental Open Data Strategies and its performance against the Public...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • 2011 Referendums

      Today we are publishing The UK Government’s response to reports on the 2011 referendums. It includes responses to the Electoral Commission’s report on “Referendum on the voting...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Environment Agency and Natural England (Review)

      The Government are committed to high levels of environmental protection and to the effectiveness of the bodies entrusted with those obligations. Today I am announcing the start of the review of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan (Monthly Report)

      I wish to inform the House that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, together with the Ministry of Defence and the Department for International Development, is today publishing the 22nd progress...

    • International Piracy Ransoms Task Force

      I wish to inform the House that the International Piracy Ransoms Task Force, established by the Prime Minister at the London conference on Somalia in February, yesterday presented its conclusions...

  • Home Department

    • Immigration Rules

      My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary is today laying before the House a statement of changes in immigration rules. The main effect of these changes is twofold. First, they will apply most of...

  • Justice

    • Civil Litigation Funding and Costs

      In the context of his “An Inquiry into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press”, Lord Justice Leveson recommended that costs protection should be extended to defamation and...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Youth Contract Employer Wage

      The Youth Contract, worth almost £1 billion, builds on existing support to provide young people with more intensive adviser support and work experience, as well as providing employers with...

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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