Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

  • House of Lords

    • Disabled People: UN Convention

      My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Anne McGuire) has made the following Statement. Today the Government have responded to the Joint Committee...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Rose Review (Primary Curriculum)

      In a written statement on 9 January 2008, Official Report, column 9WS, I summarised the remit of Sir Jim Rose's independent review of the primary curriculum. Among other things, his remit...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Flood Recovery Update

      Last summer's exceptional floods caused widespread damage and misery for thousands of people. But the response was equally exceptional—from local authorities and other local agencies, the...

    • Parliamentary Question (Correction)

      The hon. Member for Peterborough (Stewart Jackson) asked for a copy of all correspondence relating to the purchase by the Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation (TTGDC) of (a) the Grays...

  • Defence

    • Headley Court

      I am pleased to inform the House of the outcomes of our review of Defence Medical Rehabilitation. The review concluded that Defence Medical Rehabilitation is a success story, returning service...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • General Affairs and External Relations Council

      I represented the UK at the General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) in Luxembourg on 29 April 2008. The agenda items covered were as follows: External Relations Zimbabwe I agreed...

    • Zimbabwe

      In the five weeks since the elections in Zimbabwe, 7,000 people have been displaced, 500 beaten, 120 hospitalised and at least two murdered. Many more were unable to access medical treatment. In...

  • Health

    • Adults with Learning Disabilities

      We are today laying before Parliament the Government's response (Cm 7378) to the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) report "A Life Like Any Other? Human Rights of Adults with Learning...

  • Home Department

    • National Identity Scheme

      The fourth cost report of the national identity scheme is being laid before Parliament today. It sets out an estimate of the public expenditure likely to be incurred on the scheme over the next...

    • Immigration

      I am today announcing the next steps in our programme of comprehensive immigration reform for 2008. I am publishing statements of intent which set out how the points system will work for skilled...

  • Justice

    • Office of the Public Guardian

      The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) supports the Public Guardian in discharging his statutory duties under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The OPG was formed in October 2007 with the...

  • Transport

    • Draft Marine Navigation Bill

      I am today publishing a draft Marine Navigation Bill, for public consultation and parliamentary pre-legislative scrutiny. The draft Bill contains legislative proposals to help to improve safety...

  • Work and Pensions

    • UN Convention on Disability Rights

      Today the Government have responded to the recommendation of the Joint Committee on Human Rights in its report "A Life Like Any Other? Human Rights of Adults with Learning Disabilities", that the...

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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