Written Ministerial Statements

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

  • Treasury

    • Ecofin

      The Economic and Financial Affairs Council will be held in Brussels on 14 May 2008. Items on the agenda are as follows: Quality of Public Finances: Efficiency of Public Expenditure on Social...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • First Time Buyers

      This statement sets out the steps we are taking to provide more opportunities for first-time buyers to access the housing market. The vast majority of people in this country aspire to owning...

  • Defence

    • Mr. Baha Mousa

      In my statement of 25 January (Official Report, columns 65-66WS), I promised to make an announcement once I had reached a decision on what form any future inquiry into the circumstances...

  • Justice

    • Oakhill Secure Training Centre

      In my written ministerial statement of 12 July 2007 (Official Report, col. 69WS), I undertook to update the House in relation to Oakhill secure training centre. The Ministry of Justice and the...

  • Leader of the House

    • Draft Legislative Programme 2008-09

      I am pleased to announce that I am today publishing "The Government's Draft Legislative Programme 2008-09—Preparing Britain for the Future" (CM7372). The details of which will be available...

  • Prime Minister

    • Prison Service Pay Review Body

      I have reappointed Jerry Cope for a second term as chairman of the Prison Service Pay Review Body, commencing April 2008. This reappointment has been conducted in accordance with the Office of...

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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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