Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 28 February 2011

  • House of Lords

    • Finance: Regulation

      The Government have today presented to Parliament a consultation document, A New Approach to Financial Regulation: Building a Stronger System [Cm 8012], which provides further detail on the...

  • Treasury

    • ECOFIN (15 February 2011)

      The Economic and Financial Affairs Council was held in Brussels on 15 February 2011. The following items were discussed: Economic Governance The Council held a first discussion on a package of...

    • Counter-Terrorist Asset-Freezing Regime

      The Government are committed to reporting quarterly on the operation of the UK’s terrorist asset-freezing regime. We believe this is essential to ensure transparency and accountability of...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Social Housing

      I am today publishing a paper which sets out the next steps in the Government’s reform of the social housing system, in light of the responses we have received to our policy document,...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Fixed-term Parliaments Bill

      The Constitution Committee’s eighth report summarised its inquiry into the Bill and I am grateful to the Committee for the careful scrutiny it has given the Bill. Today the Government have...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Rural Development Programme for England

      I am today announcing a series of changes I will be making to the operation and delivery of the socio-economic elements of the rural development programme for England 2007-13 (RDPE), which are...

    • New Waterways Charity

      On 21 June 2010 I made a statement about inland waterways policy for England and Wales, Official Report, column 4WS. I said that we were considering the appropriate civil society model for...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Monthly Progress Report

      I wish to inform the House that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, together with the Ministry of Defence and the Department for International Development, is today publishing the third progress...

  • Home Department

  • International Development

    • Turks and Caicos Islands

      Further to the written statement by the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the hon. Member for North West Norfolk (Mr Bellingham) of 9 December, Official Report,...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Robert Hamill Inquiry

      In my written statement of 31 January 2011, Official Report, columns 35-36WS, I informed the House that following an announcement by the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland that it...

  • Transport

    • High-Speed Rail

      Today, I am launching the consultation on the Government’s proposals for a national high-speed rail network. “High Speed Rail: Investing in Britain’s Future” sets out the...

    • Local and Regional Rail Services

      Local authorities and integrated transport authorities from time to time wish to develop proposals for new or enhanced rail services where, in their view, they offer the best way of meeting the...

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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