Written Ministerial Statements

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

  • House of Lords

    • Crime: DNA Profiles Inquiry

      I am today publishing a report from Peter Lewis, the chief executive of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), of his inquiry into the CPS handling of a disk containing 2,159 Dutch DNA serious...

    • Debt Relief

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for International Development has made the following Statement. On 18 May over 1,000 people gathered in Birmingham to mark the 10th anniversary...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • EU Council

      The Deputy UK Permanent Representative, Andy Lebrecht, will attend the Youth Council on 22 May. There is only one agenda item. Ministers will be asked to adopt a resolution on participation by...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Yorkshire and Humber Plan

      My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government is publishing today the Yorkshire and Humber Plan, the revised Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS), replacing the RSS...

  • Defence

    • Equipment Project

      I am pleased to inform the House that we have taken a major step towards the procurement of new naval tankers, as part of the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) project, to support...

    • RAF Regiment

      I should like to inform the House that I have decided to establish permanently an additional RAF Regiment Field Squadron, (15 Squadron RAF Regiment) and a RAF Force Protection Wing Headquarters...

      RAF Aerobatic Team

      I am able to inform the House today of the outcome of the Royal Air Force study that has been undertaken to consider the future basing requirements for the RAF Aerobatic Team (RAFAT) known as the...

  • Health

    • Death Certification (England and Wales)

      The Government have today published a summary of responses to the consultation paper setting out proposals for improving the process of death certification in England and Wales. The proposals are...

  • International Development

    • Debt Relief

      On 18 May over 1,000 people gathered in Birmingham to mark the 10th anniversary of the formation of a human chain by over 70,000 people to demand an end to the debts of the world's poorest...

  • Justice

  • Northern Ireland

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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