Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

  • House of Lords

    • Banks: UK Green Investment Bank

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, (Dr Vince Cable) has today made the following Statement. On 24 May 2011, I made an oral Statement setting...

    • Correction to Commons Written Answer

      My honourable friend the Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries (Ed Vaizey) has made the following Statement. On 18 October 2012, the Department for Culture, Media and...

      Employee Ownership

      My honourable friend the Minister of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs (Jo Swinson) has today made the following Statement. Today I am publishing the Government's response to...

      Palace of Westminster

      The House of Lords House Committee and the House of Commons Commission agreed earlier this year to appoint a study group to examine all the options for the essential refurbishment of the Palace...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Nuttall Review on Employee Ownership

      Today I am publishing the Government’s response to the Nuttall review on employee ownership. In parallel with this, I am also publishing a consultation on deregulating employee share...

    • UK Green Investment Bank

      On 24 May 2011, I made an oral statement setting out the Government’s plans for a UK green investment bank which would help lead the United Kingdom’s transition to a green economy. I...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Committees List

      Today I am publishing an updated Cabinet Committee list. I have placed a copy of the new list in the Libraries of both Houses.

    • Charitable Incorporated Organisation

      I have today laid draft secondary legislation needed to give effect to the charitable incorporated organisation (CIO). The CIO is a new legal structure, under the Charities Act 2011, designed...

  • Culture Media and Sport

  • Energy and Climate Change

  • Justice

    • Advisory Committee on Civil Costs

      The guideline hourly rates (GHR) for solicitors in legal proceedings are set by the Master of the Rolls. The Advisory Committee on Civil Costs (ACCC) was established in 2007 by the Ministry of...

    • Inquests (Service Personnel)

      My right hon. Friend the Minister for the Armed Forces and I wish to make the latest of our quarterly statements to the House reporting progress with the inquests into deaths of service personnel...

      Open Inquests

      Deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan Currently 51 open inquests remain to be concluded into the deaths of service personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. A total of 24 of these inquests relate to deaths in...

  • Work and Pensions

    • National Employment Savings Trust

      Later today the Government will publish the consultation document “The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)—Proposals for amendments to the NEST Order”. These proposed minor...

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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