Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

  • House of Lords

    • Young Offenders

      In November 2005, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Fiona Mactaggart) announced the National Offender Management Service Young Adult Offenders (YAOs) Project, as part of the new...

  • Treasury

    • Ecofin

      The Economic and Financial Affairs Council will be held on 8 May in Brussels. The items on the agenda are as follows: Preliminary draft of the 2008 general budget The Commission will give a...

    • Informal ECOFIN

      The Informal Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) took place in Berlin on 20 and 21 April 2007. The Informal Council discussed various aspects of sustainable public finances, efforts...

      Northern Ireland

      Following the St Andrews Agreement in October 2006 and the historic agreement by the political parties on 26 March 2007 to the return of devolution, I am today setting out how the Government are...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Code of Conduct (Local Councillors)

      In April, the Government issued the Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) Order 2007, promulgating a simpler, clearer and more proportionate model code of conduct for local councillors. The...

  • Defence

    • RAF Communications (Hub Delay)

      I announced on 17 January 2006, Official Report, column 25WS, that to enable the more effective use of Defence resources, an RAF Communications Hub would be formed at RAF Leeming. I also...

    • Service Life Insurance Scheme

      Today, I am announcing that the MOD, in association with Sterling Life, has launched a new voluntary life insurance scheme, Service Life Insurance (SLI). In the run-up to Operation TELIC, life...

  • Home Department

    • Young Adult Offenders

      In November 2005, the then Under-Secretary of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Slough (Fiona Mactaggart), announced the National Offender Management Service Young Adult Offenders (YAOs)...

  • Trade and Industry

    • EU Informal Competitiveness Council

      An informal meeting of the EU Competitiveness Council took place in Wuerzburg in Germany from 26- 28 April. The Council was split into two halves. Part I dealt with Science and Research. Part II...

    • Mr. Richard Steele

      The Department of Trade and Industry issued a written answer to House of Commons Parliamentary Question Number 2005/3120 from my hon. Friend the Member for Great Grimsby (Mr. Mitchell), 13...

  • Transport

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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