Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 10 May 2007

  • Treasury

    • Asset Freezing Regime

      In my written ministerial statement of 10 October 2006, I undertook to report to Parliament on a quarterly basis on the operation of the UK's asset freezing regime. This is the second of these...

    • Vulture Funds

      I deplore the activities of so-called vulture funds that seek to profit from debts owed by the poorest countries in the world. I am determined to limit the damage done by such funds. The UK will...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation

      The lifespan of the Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation is to be extended by three years to 2014, following a public consultation. The Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces Pay Review Body

      The supplement to the 2007 report of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body (AFPRB) making recommendations on the pay of service medical and dental officers has been published today. Copies of the...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Broiler Directive

      On 7 May European Union (EU) Ministers agreed a Directive which for the first time establishes rules governing the conditions under which meat chickens are kept. The package of new measures...

  • Health

    • Mixed-sex Accommodation in Hospitals

      Today, the Department is publishing a report from the chief nursing officer on progress with mixed-sex accommodation in hospitals. This report highlights the actions the national health service...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • General Affairs and External Relations Council

      The General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) will be held on 14 and 15 May in Brussels. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and I will...

  • Home Department

    • Identity Cards

      The second ID cards scheme costs report is being laid before Parliament today. It sets out an estimate of the public expenditure likely to be incurred on the ID cards scheme over the next 10...

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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