Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 17 January 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Employment Law

      My honourable friend the Minister of State for Employment Relations and Consumers Affairs (Jo Swinson) has today made the following Statement. The Government believe that the UK economy should be...

    • Employment: Sickness Absence

      Today the Government will publish a Command Paper giving their response to the independent review of sickness absence in Great Britain carried out by Dame Carol Black and David Frost. We are...

      Regional Growth Fund

      My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Business and Enterprise (Michael Fallon) has today made the following Statement. Today my right honourable friend the Deputy Prime Minister...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Employment Law Review

      The Government believe the UK economy should be supported by a framework of laws that ensures we have a strong and efficient labour market which is flexible, effective and fair. We are looking at...

    • Regional Growth Fund

      Today my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister will announce the opening of a fourth competitive round of the regional growth fund (RGF). A total of £350 million is available for...

  • Cabinet Office

  • Treasury

    • Finance Bill

      The Government are today publishing draft legislation for inclusion in Finance Bill 2013, in addition to that published on 11 December. This will be open for technical consultation until...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council

      The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, has called an extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council for Thursday 17 January...

  • Health

    • Plasma Resources UK Limited

      Further to the written ministerial statement made on 13 July 2012, Official Report, columns 84-85WS, I am announcing today that the Government have decided to seek private sector investment in...

  • Leader of the House

    • Public Reading Stage

      The coalition programme for government undertook to introduce a new “Public Reading Stage” for Bills to give the public an opportunity to comment on proposed legislation online. In...

  • Prime Minister

    • Urenco

      I am today confirming a machinery of government change concerning the management of the Government’s stake in the uranium enrichment company URENCO. Responsibility for this is moving from...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Sickness Absence

      Today the Government will publish a Command Paper giving their response to the independent review of sickness absence in Great Britain carried out by Dame Carol Black and David Frost. We are...

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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