Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Damages Act 1996

      The Ministry of Justice, the Scottish Government and the Department of Justice, Northern Ireland, have today jointly published a consultation paper Damages Act 1996: The Discount Rate-Review of...

  • Treasury

    • Ecofin

      A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council will be held in Brussels on 12 February 2013. We expect the following items to be on the agenda and discussed: Current legislative...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan (Roulement)

      The next roulement of UK forces in Afghanistan is due to take place in April 2013. Around half of these units will form Taskforce Helmand under command of 1 Mechanised Brigade. The remainder will...

    • European Defence Agency Membership Review

      I am announcing today that following a review of our membership of the European Defence Agency (EDA), the UK will at the present time remain a member of the agency. In 2010 the UK reviewed its...

      Military Low Flying (2011-12)

      I have today placed in the Library of the House a document providing detailed statistics of the low-flying training that has taken place in the UK low-flying system for the training year 1 April...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • International Criminal Court (Victims Fund)

      I can announce today that the UK will contribute an additional £500,000 to the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Trust Fund for Victims. This is in addition to two previous...

  • Home Department

    • London 2012 Games Security

      The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and G4S have today announced that they have reached a settlement following G4S’s failure to deliver in full...

  • Justice

    • The Damages Act 1996: The Discount Rate

      The Ministry of Justice, the Scottish Government and the Department of Justice, Northern Ireland have today jointly published a consultation paper “Damages Act 1996: The Discount...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Judgment in Wilson/Reilly Case

      The Court of Appeal has today ruled that the Government’s back to work schemes do not breach article 4 of the European convention on human rights. While the judgment supports the principle...

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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