Written Ministerial Statements

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

  • Attorney-General

    • Freedom of Information

      I have today given the Information Commissioner a certificate under section 53 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the Act”). The certificate relates to the Decision Notices...

  • Treasury

    • Parliamentary Questions

      The Treasury has conducted its annual indexation exercise of the cost of oral and written parliamentary questions so as to ensure that these costs are increased in line with increases in...

    • Terrorist Asset Freezing

      Following consultation with other relevant Departments and agencies, the Treasury is today publishing the Government’s response to David Anderson’s first report on the operation of...

      Terrorist Asset Freezing

      Under the Terror Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (“TAFA 2010”), the Treasury is required to report quarterly to Parliament on its operation of the UK’s asset-freezing regime...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces Pension Scheme

      Changes to the armed force compensation scheme introduced in May 2011, and armed forces redundancies as a result of the strategic defence and security review, have increased the resource annually...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • EU Energy Council

      In advance of the forthcoming Energy Council in Brussels on 14 February, I am writing to outline the agenda items to be discussed. The first substantive item on the agenda will be a debate on...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture and Fisheries Council

      My right hon. Friend the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food (Jim Paice) represented the UK on agriculture matters at the Agricultural and Fisheries Council on Monday 23 January. Stewart...

  • Home Department

    • Firearms

      Today I am launching a consultation on whether we need to change existing legislation or sentencing powers in relation to importation and supply of illegal firearms. The consultation will run...

  • International Development

    • Supplementary Estimates 2011-12

      Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for International Development’s departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be reduced by £13.0...

  • Scotland

    • Supplementary Estimates 2011-12

      Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate the Scotland DEL will be increased by £361,773,000 from £27,987,779,000 to £28,349,552,000. Within the...

  • Transport

    • Search and Rescue Helicopters

      On 13 July 2011 the Department for Transport commenced a procurement competition for search and rescue helicopter services to replace the existing contracted Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)...

  • Wales

    • Supplementary Estimates 2011-12

      Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Welsh Government’s (WG) total departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be increased by £123,401,000 from...

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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