Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 17 December 2012

  • House of Lords

    • EU: Telecommunications Council

      My honourable friend the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries (Ed Vaizey) has made the following Statement. The Telecommunications Council will take place in Brussels on...

    • Fire and Rescue Services

      I am pleased to announce that Sir Ken Knight will be undertaking a review into the operational efficiency of the services delivered by fire and rescue authorities in England. This review,...


      My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Business and Enterprise (Michael Fallon) has made the following Statement. The Government are today publishing the fifth Statement of New...

      Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010

      Mr David Anderson QC has completed his second annual report as independent reviewer of terrorist asset-freezing legislation. The report covers a 12-month period (year to 16 September 2012) of...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Fifth Statement of New Regulation

      The Government are today publishing the fifth statement of new regulation. This statement reports on regulations within the scope of the “one-in, two-out” rule which are expected to...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Telecommunications Council

      The Telecommunications Council will take place in Brussels on 20 December 2012. The Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU, Shan Morgan, will represent the UK at this Council. The first item...

  • Defence

    • Spectrum Release

      I wish to inform the House that the Ministry of Defence intends to auction around 200MHz of its radio spectrum usage rights; the preparations for the auction are expected to start at the end of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Private Security Companies

      The Government aim to raise the global standards of private security companies (PSCs) working in complex and high-risk environments overseas. To this end, we have been working closely with...

  • Health

    • Health Council

      The Health part of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) Council met on 7 December 2012 in Brussels. I represented the UK. The Council unanimously agreed a general...

    • NHS Consultants and Junior Doctors' Contracts

      I am responding on behalf of my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the report by the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) “Review of compensation...

  • Home Department

    • Arab Spring Asset Recovery Task Force

      On 26 September the Prime Minister announced at the UN General Assembly that the UK will create a new cross-Government taskforce to return assets stolen by members of the former regimes of the...

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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