Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 25 October 2010

  • House of Lords

    • Corporate Governance

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has today made the following Statement. I announced on 22 September that I would be undertaking a review...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • "A Long-Term Focus for Corporate Britain"

      I announced on 22 September that I would be undertaking a review into corporate governance and short-termism. Today's publication of "A Long-Term Focus for Corporate Britain-a call for evidence"...

  • Treasury

    • Ecofin

      The Economic and Financial Affairs Council was held in Luxembourg on 19 October 2010. The following items were discussed: Administrative Co-operation in the Field of Taxation This directive aims...

    • National Infrastructure Plan 2010

      The Government have today published a national infrastructure plan outlining its vision for the future of UK economic infrastructure. This is the first ever infrastructure plan for the UK. It...

      Tax Information Exchange (Netherlands Antilles)

      A tax information exchange agreement (TIEA) was signed with the Netherlands Antilles in The Hague on 10 September 2010. The text of the TIEA has been deposited in the Libraries of both Houses...

  • Cabinet Office

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Ports Tax

      Since the day we came into Government, we have been committed to finding a solution to the "ports tax"-the unfair backdated rates bills incurred by some businesses. We announced in June that we...

  • Defence

    • Call-Out Orders: Reserves

      With the expiry of the call-our order made on 24 October 2009, a new call-out order has been made under section 56 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 to enable reservists to continue to be called...

  • Justice

    • Right to Information (Criminal Proceedings)

      The Government have decided to opt-in to the directive on the right to information in criminal proceedings. The directive meets the criteria set out in the coalition agreement with regard to EU...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Cold Weather Payments

      I am pleased to announce that the cold weather payment rate which was due to return to its default level of £8.50 will be permanently increased to £25.00 from this winter. Amending...

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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