Written Ministerial Statements
Thursday, 14 February 2013

  • House of Lords
    • Commons Act 2006
      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Owen Paterson) has today made the following Statement. The post-legislative assessment of the Commons...
    • Employment: Dismissal
      The Government take the United Kingdom's responsibilities to comply with human rights protections seriously. With that in mind, we are taking steps to amend our legislation following a recent...
    • EU: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Owen Paterson) has today made the following Statement. I represented the UK on agricultural matters and...
    • Export Control: Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest
      My honourable friend the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries (Ed Vaizey) has made the following Statement. On 15 December 2011, I made a Written Statement to Parliament...
    • Food: Horsemeat and Food Fraud
      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Owen Paterson) has today made the following Statement. On 13 February I met Agriculture Ministers from...
    • Terrorism: Finance
      Under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (TAFA 2010), the Treasury is required to report quarterly to Parliament on its operation of the UK's asset-freezing regime mandated by UN Security...
    • Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010
      Following consultation with other relevant departments and agencies, the Treasury is today publishing the Government's response to David Anderson's second report on the operation of the Terrorist...
    • Young Offenders: Custody
      The Government are today launching their consultation Transforming Youth Custody: Putting Education at the Heart of Detention. This forms the next step in delivering the Government's...
  • Business, Innovation and Skills
    • Political Opinions (Dismissal)
      My noble Friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Viscount Younger of Leckie, has today made the following statement: The Government take the United...
  • Treasury
    • Procurement and Tax
      The Minister for the Cabinet Office and I are today making available for comment a draft of new rules that will allow Government Departments to ban companies and individuals that take part in...
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Communities and Local Government
    • Regional Planning
      I am today announcing the coalition Government’s decision to revoke the regional strategy for the south-east of England. This decision follows an assessment as outlined in the written...
  • Defence
    • Armed Forces Independence Payment
      In July 2012, the Prime Minister announced that the Government would introduce a new benefit that would provide additional financial support to seriously injured service and ex-service personnel....
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
    • Commons Act 2006 (Post-legislative Assessment)
      The post-legislative assessment of the Commons Act 2006, Cm 8551, comprising the Government’s memorandum to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee will be laid before...
    • Horsemeat Fraud (EU Meeting)
      On 13 February I met Agriculture Ministers from a number of other member states together with the Health and Consumer Policy Commissioner in Brussels. I sought this meeting to get co-ordinated...
    • Agriculture and Fisheries Council (January)
      I represented the UK on agricultural matters and the Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Newbury (Richard Benyon), who is responsible...
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    • Countering Terrorism Overseas
      I would like to update the House on the main principles underlying the Government’s approach to countering terrorism overseas. The Threat The greatest source of the terrorist threat to the...
    • Foreign Affairs Council
      My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs will attend the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) on 18 February in Brussels. The FAC will be chaired by the High...
  • Home Department
  • Justice
    • Transforming Youth Custody
      The Government are today launching their consultation “Transforming Youth Custody: Putting Education at the Heart of Detention”. This forms the next step in delivering the...
  • Work and Pensions