Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 22 February 2007

  • House of Lords

    • Benefit Fraud Inspectorate Reports

      My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (James Plaskitt) has made the following Statement: On behalf of my right honourable friend the Secretary of...

    • Courts: Delivery of Justice

      Delivering Simple, Speedy, Summary Justice, published in July 2006, set out proposals to improve the speed and effectiveness of the magistrates' courts in England and Wales. Our proposals were...

      Mental Capacity Act 2005: Code of Practice

      I have today laid before Parliament the Mental Capacity Act code of practice. Copies have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses along with the accompanying Explanatory Memorandum. The...

      Mozambique: Floods

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for International Development has made the following Statement. Rising flood waters have forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes...

      Taxation: Income Tax Bill

      Section 19 of the Human Rights Act 1998 requires the Minister in charge of a Bill in either House of Parliament to make a statement before Second Reading about the compatibility of the provisions...

  • Treasury

    • Budget Statement

      I propose to deliver my Budget statement to the House on Wednesday 21 March.

  • Defence

    • Iraq: Roulement

      On 21 February the Prime Minister set out our strategy and plans in Iraq, in particular, changes to the UK force levels and posture in Multi-National Division (South East) (MND(SE)). These plans...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Single Payment Scheme

      In my oral statement to the House on 7 November 2006, I announced that where full payments under the 2006 Single Payment Scheme (SPS) were not possible in the early part of 2007, partial...

    • Private Sewers and Lateral Drains

      I am pleased to announce today that following an extensive review of the arrangements for private sewers and drains in England and Wales the Government have decided to transfer existing private...

  • Home Department

    • Forensic Science Service

      In November 2006, officials and the police service brought to Ministers' attention an issue of which they had just been notified by the Forensic Science Service (FSS) about the use of a...

  • Leader of the House

    • Dover House: Costs (Correction)

      In my written answer of 30 January to the hon. Member for Lewes, 30 January 2007, Official Report, vol. 456, col. l63W, I set out the costs incurred in moving my private office from 2 Carlton...

  • International Development

    • Floods in Mozambique

      Rising flood waters have forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in the Zambezi valley in Mozambique. In 2001 similar flooding led to the loss of hundreds of lives. This time...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Energy Policy and Nuclear Power

      I would like to make a statement about the White Paper on energy policy following the court judgment on 15 February about the consultation process on nuclear energy that preceded the energy...

  • Transport

  • Work and Pensions

    • Benefit Fraud Inspectorate (BFI) reports

      On behalf of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the BFI inspection reports on the following councils were published today. Caradon district council, Edinburgh city...

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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