Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 18 March 2010

  • House of Lords

    • Correction to Commons Written Answer

      I regret that the Written Answer given to Viscount Waverley on 2 February 2010 ( Official Report, cols. WA33-41) was incomplete with respect to proposals from Central Asian Republics for...

    • Courts Service: Estates

      The Government are committed to ensuring that everyone has access to justice and that justice is provided locally. We need to ensure that we have a modern court estate that is properly aligned to...

      Energy: Nuclear Power

      I would like to inform the House that a direction modifying and partially revoking the Energy Act designating directions for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Capenhurst site has been laid...

      Intelligence and Security Committee: Annual Report

      My right honourable friend the Prime Minister has made the following Statement. I have today laid before the House the Intelligence and Security Committee's annual report 2009-2010 (Cm 7844)....

      Terrorism

      The then Home Secretary, my right honourable friend Jacqui Smith, announced in her Statement on 14 November 2007 (Official Report, Vol 467, col. 44WS) the outcome of my review on how best we...

      Vehicles: Carbon Emissions

      The Government are today publishing a consultation document and accompanying impact assessment on the European Commission proposal for a regulation on the carbon dioxide emissions of new vans. We...

  • Treasury

    • Terrorist Asset-Freezing

      Following the decision of the Supreme Court quashing the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2006, and its indication that the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2009 was vulnerable...

    • State of the Estate

      Today I have placed copies of the report on "The State of the Estate in 2009" in the Libraries of both Houses. This report, required by the Climate Change Act 2008, provides an assessment of the...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Capenhurst Nuclear Site

      My noble Friend the Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change today made the following statement: I would like to inform the House that a direction modifying and partially revoking the...

  • Health

  • Home Department

    • Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorist Attack

      My noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Office, Lord West of Spithead, has made today the following written ministerial statement: The then Home Secretary, my...

    • Immigration Rules

      I wish to make the following statement. Armed Forces I am making a change to the Immigration Rules, laid before the House today, to change marriage visa age policy so that the age requirement is...

      Retention and Disclosure of Records (Independent Review)

      I am today publishing the report of the Independent Adviser for Criminality Information Management, Mrs. Sunita Mason, into the arrangements for retaining and disclosing records on the police...

  • Justice

    • HM Courts Service Estates

      The Government are committed to ensuring that everyone has access to justice and that justice is provided locally. We need to ensure that we have a modern court estate that is properly aligned to...

  • Prime Minister

  • Transport

    • EU Transport Council

      The first Transport Council of the Spanish presidency was held in Brussels on 11 March. The United Kingdom was represented by Andy Lebrecht, Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU. The...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Discretionary Social Fund

      The Secretary of State will be making changes to the discretionary social fund in relation to direction 17, with effect from 1 April 2010. With effect from 1 April a new benefit sanction for...

    • ICL Inquiry Report (Government Response)

      I am today announcing the publication of the Government's response to the ICL Inquiry Report. The Government's response (CM 7849) has been laid before Parliament and will be published later...

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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