Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 24 May 2007

  • House of Lords

    • Council of Europe and OECD: Tax

      My honourable friend the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Ed Balls, has made the following Written Statement. The United Kingdom signed the joint Council of Europe/OECD Convention on Mutual...

  • Treasury

  • Communities and Local Government

    • North-West Regional Spatial Strategy

      My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government intends to publish on 29 May, for consultation, her proposed changes to the draft revision of the Regional...

  • Defence

    • Royal School of Military Engineering (PPP)

      The Royal School of Military Engineering Public Private Partnership (PPP) project has for some time been assessing a range of options for the relocation of two units that fall within the scope of...

  • Health

  • Home Department

    • Assets Recovery Agency

      The Assets Recovery Agency's annual report 2006-07 and annual plan 2007-8 have been laid before Parliament today. The annual report covers the agency's fourth full year of operation and provides...

    • The Asset Recovery Action Plan

      Seizing criminal assets delivers a wide range of benefits, from depriving criminals of capital to reducing the incentives for crime and the harm caused by crime, as well as promoting fairness and...


      I am today informing Parliament of an ongoing police operation to locate three British citizens who are believed to have absconded from Control Orders on Monday night. It is believed that these...

      Police Authority Capital Grant 2007-08

      On 19 February 2007 I announced the allocation to police authorities in England and Wales of an additional £25 million of capital for 2006-07, which came from money originally held back for...

  • Leader of the House

    • Oral Statements on the Order Paper

      On 15 March 2007 I informed Members of improvements to the process by which notice is given to the House when Ministers plan to make an oral statement. I set out plans that wherever notice had...

  • Prime Minister

    • Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations

      On 29 January 2007, I announced a way forward on the issue of faith-based adoption and fostering agencies and the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007. As I set out at that time,...

  • Trade and Industry

    • BSB/Itv

      On 26 February 2007, I issued an intervention notice under section 42(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 in respect of British Sky Broadcasting Group's acquisition of a 17.9 per cent. stake in ITV...

    • Competitiveness Council

      The following statement provides information on the Competitiveness Council in Brussels on 21 and 22 May 2007, at which I represented the UK. Day 1 Monday 21 May The Council opened with a...

  • Transport

    • Regional Funding Allocations

      The regional funding allocations (RFAs) process has, for the first time, given regions a say in decision-making about transport schemes that affect them at the regional and local levels. In July...

    • Trust Ports

      I am today announcing the publication of a report on future reform of the trust port sector. More than 50 ports in England and Wales are trust ports; independent statutory bodies, governed by...

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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