Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

  • House of Lords

    • Data Protection

      Today I have issued a call for evidence on current data protection law to help inform the UK's position on the forthcoming negotiations on a new comprehensive EU instrument for data protection,...

    • Nepal

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for International Development has made the following Statement. Today we are publishing by Command Paper the Government response to the former...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Service Compensation Scheme

      The Government intend to limit the amount of benefit payable to civil servants under certain schemes made under the Superannuation Act 1972. In the light of the extremely difficult fiscal...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Reorganisation

      On Monday 5 July, the High Court decided to quash, in their entirety, the Structural Change Orders creating unitary councils for the cities of Exeter and Norwich. As a result the terms of office...

    • Regional Strategies

      Today I am taking the first step to deliver our commitment in the coalition agreement to "rapidly abolish regional spatial strategies and return decision-making powers on housing and planning to...

  • Education

    • Early Years Foundation Stage

      I have asked Dame Clare Tickell, chief executive of Action for Children, to carry out an independent review of the early years foundation stage (EYFS). I have written to Dame Clare today to set...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • European Parliament Transitionary Protocol

      The EU treaties, as amended by the treaty of Lisbon, provide for the allocation of 18 extra MEPs to 12 member states, including the UK which gains one extra MEP. The number of MEPs from Germany...

  • International Development

    • DFID's Programme (Nepal)

      Today we are publishing by Command Paper the Government response to the former International Development Committee's report on DFID's programme in Nepal. The report was published on 28 March...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Billy Wright Inquiry

      In anticipation of the publication of the report of the Billy Wright Inquiry, I have today asked a team of officials to commence the checking of the Inquiry's report in relation to human rights...

  • Transport

    • Rolling Stock

      I am today announcing that a decision on the future of the intercity express programme (IEP) will be made at the same time as the spending review announcement in October. IEP would provide new...

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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