Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

  • Treasury

    • Finance Bill 2013 and Tax Policy Update

      The Government consulted on a number of tax policies, following their announcement in Budget 2012. Today the Government are publishing the response to these consultations alongside draft...

    • Finance Bill 2013

      The Government are announcing today measures that will have effect from 11 December 2012 or shortly afterwards and will be included in Finance Bill 2013. Further details have today been...


      A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council was held in Brussels on 4 December 2012. Ministers discussed the following items: Banking Supervision Mechanism Ministers discussed the...

      Financial Services

      UK Asset Resolution (UKAR) has identified certain Consumer Credit Act (CCA) regulated loans in the Northern Rock (Asset Management) (NRAM) portfolio where the loan documentation is not compliant...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • East of England Regional Strategy (Revocation)

      The coalition Government have today laid in Parliament an order to revoke the regional strategy for the East of England. All directions preserving policies contained in structure plans in the...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council

      A meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council was held in Brussels on 26 to 27 November. The UK was represented at the culture and audiovisual and sport sections of the Council by...

  • Education

    • EU Education and Youth Council

      I represented the UK at the 26 November Education Council. The Council adopted two sets of non-binding political conclusions, on literacy, and the role of education in Europe 2020; and a...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Doha Climate Change Conference

      The annual conference of the parties (COP) to the United Nations framework convention on climate change took place in Doha, Qatar, from 26 November to 8 December. The United Kingdom was...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dairy Industry

      This has been a difficult year for domestic dairying and parts of the industry have struggled. However, there is now a positive way forward following the groundbreaking code of practice on...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Turks and Caicos Islands

      My right hon. Friend, the Minister of State for International Development, and I wish to update the House about developments in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), a British overseas territory....

  • Justice

    • Whiplash Claims

      I am today announcing the publication of the Government’s consultation “Reducing the Number and Costs of Whiplash Claims”. Between 2006-07 and 2011-12 claims for personal injury...

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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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