Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 15 May 2008

  • Treasury

    • Valuation Office Agency

      I have today set the following key performance indicators for the Valuation Office Agency for 2008-09: Customer Satisfaction To achieve overall customer satisfaction of 90 per cent. Operations To...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Ofqual

      I announced in a statement to the House on 2 April the establishment in interim form of the new independent regulator of qualifications and tests, known as Ofqual. In the Government's Draft...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Planning Casework Performance

      The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 requires the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to set and meet a timetable for the majority of planning cases which are to be...

    • Espoo Convention (Bucharest 19-21 May)

      The UK will be represented at official level at the fourth meeting of the parties to the UNECE convention on environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context (the Espoo convention), to...

  • Defence

    • RAF Pumas (Board of Inquiry)

      I wish to inform the House today of the findings of the Royal Air Force board of inquiry (BOI) into the accident involving Pumas XW211 and XW218 in Iraq in the early hours of 15 April 2007....

    • Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps

      On 12 September 2007, I announced my decision that Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (HQ ARRC) and its intimate supporting elements, 1 Signal Brigade (1 Sig Bde) and 102 Logistic Brigade...

  • Health

  • Home Department

    • Home Office Departmental Report

      We have today published the Home Office's 2008 departmental report. Copies are available in the Vote Office and on the Home Office website. The report describes the work of the Home Office during...

    • Serious Organised Crime Agency Annual Report 2007-08

      The annual report of the Serious Organised Crime Agency for 2007-08 is being published and laid before Parliament today. As required by the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, the report...

  • Justice

    • Interception of Communications (Prison)

      On 29 January 2008, Simon Creighton of Bhatt Murphy wrote to Treasury solicitors. In his letter, he stated that he had come across a written transcript of a telephone conversation between...

  • Wales

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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