Written Ministerial Statements

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

  • Treasury

    • Finance Bill Measures

      I can today announce the implementation of a measure following consultation and two measures to protect revenues. Modernising tax relief for business expenditure on cars Following consultation,...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Empowerment Fund

      Last July, through the Empowerment White Paper, I outlined my proposals to support 20 to 25 third sector organisations through the Empowerment Fund. Today, I am pleased to announce to the House...

  • Defence

    • Porton Down Volunteers

      In 2003 the Government commissioned, via the Medical Research Council, a large-scale and independent epidemiological study of the more than 19,000 UK service personnel who had taken part in human...

    • UK Gulf Veterans (Mortality Data)

      As part of the Government's continuing commitment to investigate Gulf veterans' illnesses openly and honestly, data on the mortality of veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf conflict are published...

  • Health

    • Integrated Care

      Sixteen pilot sites that will test how best to bring health and social care services together in new ways to benefit patients are being announced today. The pilots have been designed to look...

    • Drug Tariff

      As hon. Members will be aware, the Department has been carrying out a review of the arrangements under part IX of the Drug Tariff for the provision of stoma and urology appliances, and related...

      Meningitis C Vaccine

      On 27 February I advised the House of a recall of batches of a meningitis C vaccine, "Menjugate Kit", and said that I would provide a further statement when test results were available. I am...

  • Home Department

    • Race Relations

      I have made an authorisation under section 19D of the Race Relations Act 1976, as amended, to enable the Secretary of State to request that asylum applicants claiming to be a Somali national...

    • UK Border Agency

      The UK Border Agency, which was established as a shadow executive agency in April 2008, will today begin to operate as a full executive agency of the Home Office. I am also publishing the UK...

      Visa Regimes

      The Government are today announcing the dates of implementation of the visa regimes, announced in my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary's written statement to the House of 9 February 2009,...

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Further Education Capital Programme

      In 1997 there was no capital budget for Further Education Colleges and the National Audit Office described FE college buildings as "ageing and their quality and fitness for purpose was often...

  • Justice

    • Probation Trusts

      I wish to inform the House that from 1 April 2009, there will be established two further probation trusts operating in England and Wales: Greater Manchester and Lancashire. This brings to eight...

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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