Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 19 May 2008

  • House of Lords

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Annual Report

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (James Purnell) has made the following Statement. I am today able to announce the publication of the Department for Work...

    • Ministry of Justice: Annual Report

      Mr right honourable friend the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice has made the following Written Ministerial Statement. I have today laid before Parliament the 2007-08...

      Women: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Councillors

      My right honourable friend the Minister for Women and Equalities (Harriet Harman) has made the following Statement. Last summer, we set out the Government's priorities for women. These included...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • School Teachers' Review Body

      Following the publication of the 17th Report Part 1 of the School Teachers' Review Body (STRB) (Cm 7252) on 15 January 2008, to which I responded in a statement of that date, I have today...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Education, Youth and Culture Council

      The Education, Youth and Culture Council will be held on 21 and 22 May in Brussels. Rhodri Glyn Thomas, Minister for Heritage for Wales, will be representing the UK on 21 May when Culture and...

  • Defence

    • National Recognition Study

      I wish to acknowledge the publication today of the report of the independent inquiry into the national recognition of the armed forces carried out by my hon. Friend the Member for Grantham and...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Departmental Report

      My 2008 departmental report, which contains information on progress against the Department's strategic priorities, public service agreement targets, the challenges ahead and summary expenditure...

    • Agriculture and Fisheries Council

      I will be representing the United Kingdom at this month's Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels. There is only one substantive item on this month's agenda, concerning the placing of plant...

  • Health

    • Departmental Annual Report

      The Department's annual report for 2008 (Cm 7393) was laid before Parliament today. The report is in the Library and copies are available to hon. Members from the Vote Office.

  • Home Department

    • UK Border Agency Detention Estate

      The UK Border Agency now removes an immigration offender every eight minutes. This includes failed asylum seekers, overstayers and a record number of foreign prisoners. We have set ourselves...

  • Justice

    • Tribunals

      I have today published the Government response to the "Transforming Tribunals, Implementing Part 1 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007" consultation paper. Copies have been made...

    • Departmental Annual Report

      I have today laid before Parliament the 2007-08 departmental annual report for the Ministry of Justice (CM 7397). The Ministry of Justice was established on 9 May 2007. It brought together the...

      Transport

      I have today published my Department's annual report for 2008 (CM 7395). Copies have been laid before Parliament and placed in the Libraries of both Houses. The report sets out the Department's...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Government Equalities Office

      Last summer, we set out the Government's priorities for women. These included increasing the number of black and Asian and minority ethnic women on local councils. A report produced by Simon...

    • Departmental Annual Report

      I am today able to announce the publication of the Department for Work and Pensions departmental annual report. The report provides details of the Department's performance in 2007-08 against its...

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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