Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 23 February 2012

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • City Skills Fund

      I am writing to inform the House that we are announcing the availability of the city skills fund, worth £4.5 million in total, designed to help cities and their surrounding areas realise the...

    • Student Loan Repayment

      I am today confirming that there is to be no system of charges introduced for early repayment of student loans. Last year, we consulted as to whether there should be a charge for early repayment,...

  • Defence

    • Annual Tri-Service Survey

      Today I am publishing the 2010 recruit trainee survey annual report. All recruits and trainees passing through phase 1 and 2 training are offered the opportunity to participate in the survey...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Foreign Affairs Council/General Affairs Council

      The Foreign Affairs Council will meet on 27 February and the General Affairs Council on 28 February. Both meetings will take place in Brussels. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary will...

    • Central Asia

      Last year the countries of Central Asia celebrated the 20th anniversary of their independence from the Soviet Union. 2012 marks two decades since the UK established diplomatic relations with...

  • Health

    • National Health Service Charges

      Regulations will be laid before Parliament shortly to increase certain National health service charges in England from 1 April 2012. There will be an increase in the prescription charge of 25p...

    • Care Quality Commission

      I wish to inform the House that the Department is today publishing the report of its performance and capability review of the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The review is intended to provide...

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      “The Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme—11th Report to Parliament” has been published today. The Department published the first report on the “Pharmaceutical Price...

  • Work and Pensions

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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