Written Ministerial Statements
Thursday, 24 January 2013

  • House of Lords
    • EU: Justice and Home Affairs Council
      The informal Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council was held on 17 and 18 January in Dublin. My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Justice (Chris Grayling) and my honourable...
    • Science and Research: Funding
      My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Universities and Science (David Willetts) has today made the following Statement. I am today setting out our plans for spending £600...
    • Sport: Legacies
      My right honourable friend the Minister for Sport and Tourism (Hugh Robertson) has made the following Statement. I would like to update the House on progress with delivering the Government's...
  • Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Communities and Local Government
    • Change of Use: Promoting Regeneration
      The coalition Government believe that a swift and responsive planning system is vital for delivering sustainable development. We want to promote the use of brownfield land to assist regeneration,...
  • Culture Media and Sport
    • Sporting Legacy
      I would like to update the House on progress with delivering the Government’s 10-point sports legacy action plan (my statement of 18 September 2012). This plan is a key part of the wider...
  • Education
    • Adoption
      Today I am launching a new adoption strategy and announcing a package of funding for the adoption system. “Further Action on Adoption” describes the national crisis in adopter...
  • Home Department
    • Informal Justice and Home Affairs Council
      The Informal Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council was held on 17 and 18 January in Dublin. The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and I attended on behalf of the United...
  • Transport
    • New Stations Fund
      I am pleased to inform the House that Network Rail is launching today the new stations fund, which will help towards the capital cost of opening brand new railway stations in England and Wales....
    • Operational Freedoms at Heathrow
      Today I am announcing that the Government’s trial of operational freedoms at Heathrow airport will be ending a month earlier than scheduled, on 28 February 2013. As the availability of the...