Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 8 February 2007

  • House of Lords

    • House of Lords: Appointments Commission

      My right honourable friend the Prime Minister has made the following Statement. I am today announcing the reappointment of the House of Lords Appointments Commission for a further 18 months, as...

    • Intelligence and Security Committee

      My right honourable friend the Prime Minister has made the following Statement. Following appropriate consultation and in accordance with Section 10 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994, I have...

      Land Registry: Electronic Conveyancing

      On Monday 12 February 2007, Land Registry will launch a formal consultation exercise to seek views on the first part of the proposed secondary legislation required to enable professional...

  • Treasury

    • Ecofin

      I represented the UK at the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) on 30 January 2007. The German Finance Minister, Peer Steinbruck, chaired the Council. German Presidency Work...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Fire and Rescue Service

      The fire and rescue service has been undergoing a significant change programme over the past few years so that it is better equipped to meet the challenges of today's world. The way in which...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • General Greater London Authority Grant

      The general GLA grant for 2007-08 has been determined today by the Secretary for State for Communities and Local Government at £38,348,000, after consultation with the Mayor of London. The...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Co-ordinated Online Record of Electors (CORE)

      I am pleased to announce to the House the publication of my Department's response to the consultation on the Co-ordinated Online Record of Electors. CORE will provide a national source of locally...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Canadian Seal Hunt

      The Government are deeply concerned about the reported cruelty during the Canadian seal hunt. They have undertaken a review of policy on this issue and have concluded that the UK should press the...

    • General Affairs and External Relations Council

      The General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) will be held on 12 February in Brussels. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs will...

  • Prime Minister

    • Intelligence and Security Committee

      Following appropriate consultation and in accordance with section 10 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994, I have appointed the right hon. the Lord Foulkes of Cumnock as a member of the...

    • House of Lords Appointments Commission

      I am today announcing the re-appointment of the House of Lords Appointments Commission for a further 18 months, as from the beginning of this year, pending further discussions on House of Lords...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Electricity Generating Station (Ormonde Project)

      The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry has granted consents under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 for the construction and operation of the gas generating station and wind farm that...

    • Royal Mail Financing

      The Government and Royal Mail have agreed to the financing framework following my statement of 18 May last year. The financing framework will provide Royal Mail with the ability to manage its...

  • Transport

    • Driving Standards Agency

      I have today published the "Response to Consultation"reporting on the results of the consultation on a package of measures which proposed changes to the way in which the Driving Standards Agency...

    • Transport Innovation Fund

      Further to the written statement by the then Secretary of State, my right hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh, South-West (Mr. Darling) on 26 January 2006, Official Report, 66-67WS, I am today...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Winter Fuel Payments (Correction)

      During Department for Work and Pensions oral questions on Monday 5 February, in response to a supplementary from the hon. Member for Leeds North West (Mr Mulholland), I said that 11.5 million...

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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