Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 2 April 2009

  • House of Lords

    • Economy: Regulation

      The Government have a wide-ranging regulatory reform programme which we began in 2005. Today the Government are setting out next steps to ensure future better regulation. Given the economic...

    • Equality Bill

      My right honourable friend the Minister for Women and Equality (Harriet Harman) has made the following Statement. In Great Britain, we already provide protection against direct discrimination and...

      EU: Justice and Home Affairs Council

      The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council will be held in Luxembourg on 6 April 2009. My honourable friend Minister of State for Borders and Immigration (Phil Woolas), the Scottish Minister for...

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Working Capital Scheme

      On 14 January 2009, I informed the House that the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform intended to introduce a Working Capital scheme as part of the Government measures to...

    • Better Regulation

      My noble Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has made the following statement. The Government have a wide-ranging regulatory reform programme which we...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Building Control Charging Regime

      I am today publishing a consultation document on proposed changes to the local authority (LA) building control charging regime in England and Wales. The principle of empowering LAs to charge for...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • British Energy

      On 19 January, Official Report, column 19WS, I informed the House of the successful completion of the EDF takeover of British Energy. On 24 September last year, the then Secretary of State for...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Sri Lanka

      Together with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Development, I would like to update the House on the current situation in Sri Lanka, our continuing concern and the...

  • Home Department

    • Justice and Home Affairs Council

      The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council will be held in Luxembourg on 6 April 2009. My noble Friend Lord Bach, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, the Scottish Minister...

  • Prime Minister

  • Justice

    • United Kingdom Supreme Court

      The renovation of Middlesex Guildhall has now been completed on time and within budget by Kier Group Plc. The building has been handed to the Ministry of Justice to carry out the final phase of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Member's and Peer's Correspondence

      I am today publishing a report on Departments' and Agencies' performance on handling Members' and Peers' correspondence during 2008. Details are set out in the table below. The 2007...

  • Transport

    • EU Transport Council

      I attended the first Transport Council of the Czech presidency, in Brussels on 30 March. There was a progress report and policy debate on the proposed amendment to Directive 1999/62/EC on the...

    • East Anglia Rail Service

      In July 2007, the Government published they White Paper "Delivering a Sustainable Railway". Within this the Government set out they High Level Output Specification (HLOS) for the railways,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Equality Bill

      In Great Britain, we already provide protection against direct discrimination and harassment that arises because the victim is wrongly perceived to belong or subscribe to a particular race,...

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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