Written Ministerial Statements
Wednesday, 19 December 2012

  • House of Lords
    • Industrial Development Advisory Board
      My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Business and Enterprise (Michael Fallon) has made the following Statement. On 22 March 2012 Mark Prisk, as Minister for Business and...
    • Justice: Social Media
      My right honourable and learned friend the Attorney-General (Dominic Grieve) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement. The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has today launched a...
  • Attorney-General
    • Social Media
      The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has today launched a public consultation on his interim guidelines for prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media. The guidelines...
  • Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
    • Ecofin
      A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council was held in Brussels on 12 December 2012. Ministers discussed the following item: Banking Supervision Mechanism Ministers agreed an...
  • Communities and Local Government
    • Local Government Finance
      Over the last two years, the coalition Government have worked with councils to help freeze council tax bills for hard-working families and pensioners and this has seen council tax bills in...
    • Local Government Pension Scheme
      On 12 September 2001, the then Department for Transport, Local Government and The Regions announced plans to give taxpayer-funded pensions to councillors, through access to the local government...
  • Defence
    • UK's Future Nuclear Deterrent (Update)
      On 18 May 2011, my predecessor, my right hon. Friend the Member for North Somerset (Dr Fox) made an oral statement to the House, Official Report column 351 and published “The United...
  • Education
    • Education Funding Reform
      The school funding system should be transparent, pupil-led and easy to understand. That is why, from 2013-14, we have made changes so that the core funding for all schools and academies will be...
    • School Funding 2013-14
      Today I am announcing details of school revenue funding for 2013-14. My announcement includes the dedicated schools grant (DSG) and provisional allocations of the pupil premium. Our document...
  • Energy and Climate Change
    • Smart Meters
      Today, I am pleased to announce the publication of the first DECC annual progress report on the roll-out of smart meters. Smart meters have the potential to transform consumers’...
    • International Aviation and Shipping Emissions
      Today Government have published a parliamentary report announcing that, recognising uncertainty over the international framework for reducing aviation emissions and particularly the treatment of...
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    • Overseas Territories
      I chaired the first meeting of the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council in London from 4 to 5 December. This Council brings together the political leaders from the overseas territories...
  • Home Department
    • Hillsborough Investigation
      In September 2012, the Hillsborough independent panel published their important report which sets out the truth about the Hillsborough disaster. I am today setting out the different pieces of...
    • Police Funding
      I have today placed in the Library my proposals for the aggregate amount of grant to Local Policing Bodies in England and Wales for 2013-14, for the approval of the House. Copies are also...
  • Justice
    • Administrative Justice and Tribunals
      I am today publishing a strategic work programme for administrative justice and tribunals. This document sets out the Government’s ambitions for administrative justice and tribunals under...
  • Work and Pensions
    • Automatic Enrolment (Transitional Provisions)
      The workplace pension reforms are a hugely important part of the Government’s commitment to secure and protect people’s income in retirement. As part of the automatic enrolment...