Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 16 July 2012

  • House of Lords

    • Flooding

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Caroline Spelman) has today made the following Statement. Over recent weeks we have seen exceptional...

    • Retail and Manufacturing

      My honourable friend the Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs (Norman Lamb) has today made the following Statement. The Government are committed under the Red Tape...

      Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill

      I have made a Statement under Section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998 that, in my view, the provisions of the Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill are compatible with the...

  • Treasury

    • Environmental Taxes

      A simple efficient and cost-effective policy framework will meet environmental objectives while supporting growth and maintaining a sound fiscal position. Market-based solutions to price carbon...

    • Non-departmental Public Body (Pension Reform)

      The Government accepted the recommendations of Lord Hutton’s Independent Public Service Pensions Commission (IPSPC) as the basis for discussion with unions on the reform of public service...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

  • Cabinet Office

    • 2011 Census Results (England and Wales)

      The 22nd decennial census of population for England and Wales was taken on 27 March 2011. Today, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) publishes the first results in a report that I have laid...

  • Defence

  • Deputy Prime Minister

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flooding

      Over recent weeks we have seen exceptional amounts of rainfall, culminating in the flooding seen in June and most recently over the past couple of weeks. The period from April to June has been...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan (Monthly 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 19th progress...

  • Health

  • Home Department

    • The Police ICT Company

      As part of the wider reform of policing, I wish to update the House on the creation of a new police information communications technology (ICT) company. Last year, I announced that I would help...

    • Domestic Violence

      From today we will be piloting a domestic violence disclosure scheme in Gwent and Wiltshire police force areas, and in Greater Manchester and Nottinghamshire police force areas by no later than...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission (Annual Report and Accounts)

      My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary is today laying before Parliament the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s 2011-12 annual report and accounts. Copies will be available in the Vote...

      Police Professional Body

      In December I set out plans to establish a professional body to increase professionalism in policing. In March I announced which of the National Policing Improvement Agency’s (NPIA)...

  • Justice

    • Inquests (Service Personnel Overseas)

      My honourable friend the Minister for the Armed Forces and I wish to make the latest of our quarterly statements to the House giving details of the inquests of service personnel who have died...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Northern Ireland Security (Update)

      The Government are committed to putting greater information in the public domain about security threats to the United Kingdom generally. At the time of announcing the winding-up of the...

  • Transport

    • EU Bus and Coach Passenger Rights

      I will be publishing a consultation on Wednesday 18 July which puts forward the Government’s plans for applying the EU regulation on bus and coach passenger rights. This aims to ensure bus...

    • Fuel Quality Directive

      Today I am publishing our response to the comments received in the consultation on our proposals to expand the scope of the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) Order 2007 to include...

      Penfold Review

      Today I am publishing a consultation document detailing proposals to simplify the process of applying for the stopping up or diversion of a highway, where this is required for the purpose of...

      Rail Investment

      Today I am announcing my high level output specification (HLOS) for the railway, as required by the Railways Act 2005. Covering the period from 2014 to 2019, it describes my vision for a railway...

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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