Written Ministerial Statements
Wednesday, 13 February 2013

  • House of Lords
    • Food: Horsemeat and Food Fraud
      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State (Owen Paterson) has today made the following Statement. I wish to update the House on an important development since my Oral Statement on...
  • Defence
    • Afghanistan (Lines of Communication)
      I have today laid before Parliament three bilateral reverse transit agreements with the Republic of Uzbekistan; and a Ministry of Defence departmental minute describing a gifting package which...
    • Rolls-Royce Submarines (Foundation Contract)
      I am pleased to announce that the Ministry of Defence has awarded a 10-year foundation contract to Rolls-Royce Submarines worth around £800 million that will underpin the future delivery and...
    • Votes A Annual Estimate 2013-14
      The Ministry of Defence Votes A estimate 2013-14, will be laid before the House on 13 February 2013 as HC 855. This outlines the maximum numbers of personnel to be maintained for each service in...
    • Votes A Supplementary Estimate 2012-13
      The Ministry of Defence Votes A Supplementary Estimate 2012-13, will be laid before the House on 13 February 2013 as HC 856. This outlines the increased maximum numbers of personnel to be...
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
    • Food Standards Agency Investigation
      I wish to update the House on an important development since my oral statement on horsemeat on 11 February. As part of its audit of all horse abattoirs in the UK and ongoing investigation into...
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    • Mali
      The Government have undertaken to keep this House updated on events in Mali and the wider Sahel region, including the deployment of UK personnel. French and African military operations have...
    • North Korea (Nuclear Test)
      At 2.57 am GMT on 12 February, the US Geological Survey detected seismic activity in the vicinity of North Korea’s Punggye nuclear test site registering 4.9 on the Richter scale. The North...
  • Northern Ireland
    • Departmental Expenditure Limits
      Subject to parliamentary approval of any supplementary estimate, the Northern Ireland Executive departmental expenditure limit (DEL), net of depreciation, is increased by £326,962,000 from...
  • Scotland
    • Supplementary Estimate (2012-13)
      Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate the Scotland DEL net of depreciation will be increased by £531,033,000 from £27,837,168,000 to...
  • Wales
    • Supplementary Estimate - DEL
      Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Welsh Government’s departmental expenditure limit (DEL) net of ring-fenced depreciation will be increased by...