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...