Written Ministerial Statements

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

  • House of Lords

    • Legal Aid: Expert Witness Fees

      Today I am announcing that following a consultation process, the Government are launching a new project to review current fee arrangements and deliver new fee structures for professional expert...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Zimbabwe: EU Targeted Measures

      I wish to inform you that on 15 February 2010 the EU decided to extend for one year its targeted measures on Zimbabwe. These comprise an arms embargo, travel ban and assets freeze, with small...

  • Justice

    • Legal Aid

      I am publishing today the report of Sir Ian Magee's review into legal aid delivery and governance and announcing the Government's decision to move the Legal Services Commission (LSC) to an...

    • Conditional Fee Agreements

      Further to my written ministerial statement on 19 January 2010, Official Report, column 14WS, I have published today the Government's response to the consultation paper entitled "Controlling...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Decommissioning

      I have received the report of the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning (IICD) on their activity over the last six months, up to the end of the British and Irish decommissioning...

    • Non-Jury Trial (Northern Ireland)

      During the passage of the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 commitments were given that a statement would be made to Parliament each year on the volume of non-jury trial cases...

  • Transport

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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