Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

  • House of Lords

    • Arm's Length Bodies

      The delivery of public services is at the heart of Defra's role. From flood defences to animal health, from making payments to farmers to conserving biodiversity, Defra protects our natural...

    • Local Enterprise Partnerships

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Vince Cable) has today made the following Statement. I, together with my right honourable friend the...

  • Treasury

    • Child Trust Fund Regulations

      The Government have today laid draft regulations before both Houses, which would reduce Government contributions into child trust funds from August 2010. The Government announced on 24 May 2010...

    • Terrorist Finance Tracking Programme (EU-US Agreement)

      Following the conclusion of negotiations between the EU and the US, the Council yesterday signed an agreement with the United States that will allow financial messaging data stored in EU...

      Finance Bill 2010

      The Finance Bill will be published on 1 July. Explanatory notes on the Bill will be available in the Vote Office and the Printed Paper Office and placed in the Libraries of both Houses on that...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Local Enterprise Partnerships

      I, together with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, would like to inform the House that today we have jointly written to local authorities and...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Planning Reform

      Infrastructure is vital to the health and well-being of our nation. It is the backbone of our economy and its proper maintenance and renewal is critical for growth. We need to generate power and...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Arm's-length Bodies

      The delivery of public services is at the heart of DEFRA'S role. From flood defences to animal health, from making payments to farmers to conserving biodiversity, DEFRA protects our natural...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Programmes

      The House is aware that I have been conducting a full review of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's spending on programmes. I refer to the reply given by the Under-Secretary of State for...

  • Home Department

    • Police Reform

      I am today setting out some further details of the Government's approach to police reform. Policing governance has become distorted and over- centralised in recent years and the Government are...

  • Transport

    • Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

      The Department for Transport has today issued a consultation document on proposals to empower examiners from VOSA with powers to stop commercial vehicles for inspection throughout Great Britain....

  • Work and Pensions

    • The Work Programme

      Today the Government begin the first stage of their reform to deliver a 21st century welfare system. The coalition Government are committed to fighting poverty, supporting the most vulnerable and...

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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