Written Ministerial Statements
Monday, 7 January 2013

  • Cabinet Office
    • Coalition Government (Mid-term Review)
      Today, at the halfway point in the Parliament, the Government are publishing a mid-term document. Two and a half years ago, the coalition came together and formed a Government at a time of...
    • “Public Bodies 2012”
      Over the Christmas recess, the Cabinet Office published “Public Bodies 2012” which provides an update of the Government’s programme of public body reform and a directory of...
  • Treasury
    • Income Tax and Corporation Tax (Anti-Avoidance)
      The Government are committed to tackling aggressive and artificial tax avoidance to ensure the Exchequer is protected and fairness is maintained for the taxpayer. In December, Her Majesty’s...
  • Communities and Local Government
    • Department's Work (Christmas Recess)
      I would like to update hon. Members on the main items of business undertaken by my Department since the House rose on 20 December 2012. Helping hard-working families with council tax On 1...
  • Culture Media and Sport
    • Entertainment Licensing Reform
      In late 2011, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport launched a consultation into reforming the regime that regulates many public and charitable entertainment activities. The consultation...
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
    • EU Environment Council
      My noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Resource Management, the Local Environment and Environmental Science, Lord de Mauley, represented the UK at the EU Environment Council in...
    • Flooding
      The period leading up to Christmas and in to the new year has again seen flooding across the country. This was particularly unfortunate in that it impacted on people and families during the...
  • Transport
    • EU Transport Council
      I attended the last Transport Council of the Cypriot Presidency in Brussels on Thursday 20 December. The Council agreed a general approach on the proposal for a directive of the European...