Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

  • House of Lords

    • Benefits

      My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Employment and Welfare Reform (Stephen Timms) has made the following Statement. The Command Paper, Ready for Work: Full Employment in Our...

    • International Labour Conference

      My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (James Plaskitt) has made the following Statement. The 96th session of the International Labour Conference...

  • Treasury

    • Asset Freezing Regime

      In a written ministerial statement of 10 October 2006, Official Report, column 11WS, the previous Economic Secretary undertook to report to Parliament on a quarterly basis on the operation of...

    • Tax Credits

      National statistics published today demonstrate the substantial contribution tax credits are making to deliver guaranteed minimum incomes for working families and families with children, reducing...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Young People

      I would like to bring the House up to date about measures that are intended to improve the outcomes for some of our most vulnerable young people and to help children at risk of falling behind...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government

      We want to see a modern, efficient and secure electoral system, so that voting for all electors is as convenient and as straightforward as possible. In 2009 many electors are due to vote on two...

  • Defence

    • Aircraft Carriers

      I am pleased to inform the House we have completed the necessary alignment of work schedule, commercial arrangements and planned annual expenditure, in relation to the Future Aircraft Carriers....

    • Helicopters (Operations)

      The provision of battlefield helicopter capability in Iraq and Afghanistan has attracted considerable interest among hon. Members and the British public. I therefore felt it would be helpful to...

  • Work and Pensions

    • International Labour Conference

      The 96th session of the International Labour Conference 2007 adopted a new convention 188 and recommendation 199 on work in the fishing sector. I have today published a White Paper entitled...

    • Better Off in Work Credit

      The Command Paper, "Ready for Work: Full Employment in our Generation" (published 13 December 2007) announced that the Department will pilot a Better Off in Work Credit (BWC) in October 2008....

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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