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Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Planning

      I am today publishing for consultation proposals for: A Planning Policy Statement: "Planning for a Low-Carbon Future in a Changing Climate". A Planning Policy Statement: "Planning for a Natural...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Television Licence Fees

      On 18 January 2007, Official Report, column 933, the Minister for the Cabinet Office and the Olympics, and Paymaster General announced the planned annual increases in the TV licence fee under...

  • Defence

    • Skynet 5D

      I wish to inform the House that my Department is extending our PFI contract with Paradigm, a wholly owned subsidiary of the EADS, to enable the communications satellite, Skynet 5D, to be...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dangerous Dogs

      Together with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department, I am today consulting on whether current legislation relating to dangerous dogs adequately protects the public...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • HMT Contingency Fund

      The Foreign and Commonwealth Office requires a cash advance of £90 million from the Contingencies Fund to cover ongoing operational costs such as the payment of suppliers until Parliament...

  • Justice

    • Bilingual Juries (Wales)

      The Welsh Language Act 1993 requires that in the conduct of public business and the administration of justice in Wales, English and Welsh are to be treated on the basis of equality, so far as is...

  • Transport

    • EU Transport Council

      The first Transport Council of the Spanish presidency will take place in Brussels on 11 March. The Council will be asked to reach a general approach on a directive on transportable pressure...

    • Bus Passenger Services

      I am today announcing the publication of a 12-week consultation on improving bus passenger services through the regulatory framework. Copies of the consultation and impact assessment have been...

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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