Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 8 March 2007

  • House of Lords

    • Privy Council Office

      My right honourable friend the Prime Minister has made the following Statement. This Statement should have been printed yesterday. Following a machinery of government review of the Privy Council...

    • EU: Development Ministers' Meeting

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for International Development has made the following Statement. I shall be representing the UK at the EU Development Ministers' informal meeting...

  • Treasury

    • Public Expenditure

      Following the announcement that the Budget will take place on 21 March 2007, HM Treasury plans to publish "Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2007" on April 2007.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Heritage Protection

      I am today publishing a White Paper on the future of the Heritage Protection System entitled "Heritage Protection for the 21st Century". The paper sets out a vision of a unified and simpler...

    • Licence Fee Increases

      On 18 January this year, Official Report, column 933, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport announced that, from 1 April 2007, the fee for a colour...

  • Defence

    • Gurkhas (Terms and Conditions of Service)

      I am pleased to be able to announce to the House today the outcome of a wide-ranging review of Gurkha Terms and Conditions of Service, which was announced by the then Secretary of State for...

  • Health

    • Seasonal Influenza Immunisation Programme

      On 22 November 2005, I announced in the House of Commons that a review of the arrangements currently in place for the seasonal influenza programme in England would be carried out. This review...

  • Home Department

    • Firearms (Police Use)

      The statistics for 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006 show that the number of police operations in which firearms were authorised was 18,891. The police discharged a conventional firearm in nine...

  • Leader of the House

    • Gender Neutral Drafting

      For many years the drafting of primary legislation has relied on section 6 of the Interpretation Act 1978, under which words referring to the masculine gender include the feminine. In practice...

  • International Development

    • EU Development Ministers (Informal Meeting)

      I shall be representing the UK at the EU Development Ministers' informal meeting in Bonn on 12- 13 March 2007. The agenda items are as follows: Monday 12 March Over dinner Development Ministers...

  • Transport

    • Intercity Express Programme

      My Department has today initiated the procurement of a new fleet of trains for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) by issuing a notice to the market through the Official Journal of the European...

    • InterCity East Coast Franchise

      I am today announcing that we have issued bidders for the InterCity East Coast Mainline franchise with an Invitation to Tender (ITT). The shortlist of the four organisations who will receive an...

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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