Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 20 April 2009

  • Treasury

  • Home Department

    • Consultation Documents

      On Friday 17 April I published a consultation paper entitled "Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000: Consolidating Orders and Codes of Practice". Today I have published consultations on...

    • Language Analysis (Race Relations Act 1976)

      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 nationals of...

  • Justice

    • HMP Ashwell

      A serious disturbance involving over 400 prisoners took place at HMP Ashwell, near Oakham in Rutland on Saturday 11 April. HMP Ashwell is a category C training prison. HMP Ashwell was originally...

  • Prime Minister

    • NATO Summit

      I attended the Summit meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government in Strasbourg and Kehl from 3 to 4 April 2009, accompanied by my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary and my right hon....

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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