Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 21 June 2010

  • House of Lords

    • Waterways

      My honourable friend the Minister for Natural Environment and Fisheries (Richard Benyon) has today made the following Statement. I am pleased to be appointed as Waterways Minister as I am...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Further Education Investment

      On 24 May it was announced that a further £50 million would be invested in further education infrastructure to support the development of new college facilities. This is in keeping with the...

    • National Minimum Wage

      I am pleased to announce that the Government have today written to the Low Pay Commission setting out the remit for their 2011 report. I would also like to take this opportunity to set out our...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Inland Waterways

      I am pleased to be appointed as Waterways Minister as I am familiar with the public benefits the waterways provide and I am making this statement to set out how I intend to take forward inland...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • EU Documents

      In the interest of the House and on behalf of Government I am depositing in the Library a full list of explanatory memorandums submitted by the Government from 12 April to 9 June. This covers...

  • Health

    • NHS Operating Framework

      Today I am publishing a document setting out the revisions to the NHS operating framework for 2010-11. The document has been placed in the Library and copies are available to hon. Members from...

  • Home Department

    • Control Order Powers Report

      Section 14(1) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (the 2005 Act) requires the Secretary of State to report to Parliament as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of every relevant...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Social Fund Consultation Closes

      The consultation on the proposals set out in the Green Paper "Social Fund Reform: debt, credit and low income households" (Cm 7750) closed on 7 June 2010. I would like to thank those who took...

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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