Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Common Agricultural Policy

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Owen Paterson) has today made the following Statement. From 2014, ready for scheme year 2015, Defra will...

    • Powers of Entry

      The Protection of Freedoms Act (POFA) 2012 requires Ministers across Government to undertake a review of powers of entry over a two year period due to conclude in early 2014. The Act requires...

      Regional Growth Fund

      My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Business and Enterprise (Michael Fallon) has today made the following Statement. In my Written Ministerial Statement of 6 September 2012, I...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Regional Growth Fund

      In my written ministerial statement of 6 September 2012, Official Report, columns 27-28WS, I announced that the round 3 contracting process would be quicker and lessons learned from the...

  • Treasury

    • Ecofin

      A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council will be held in Brussels on 22 January 2013. We expect the following items to be on the agenda and discussed: Current legislative...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces Redundancy Programme (Tranche 3)

      The Government announced in the outcome of the strategic defence and security review in October 2010 that, as part of moving to Future Force 2020, we would reduce the size of the Regular Army by...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Common Agricultural Policy

      From 2014, ready for scheme year 2015, DEFRA will start to introduce a single computer system for all CAP funding in England, irrespective of the delivery body, meaning it will be quicker and...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan (Monthly Progress 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 23rd progress...

    • Extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council on Mali

      I attended the extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) on 17 January. The Foreign Affairs Council was chaired by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and...

  • Justice

  • Transport

    • Parliamentary Oral Questions (Correction)

      I regret to inform the House that there was an inaccuracy in the answer I gave to a supplementary question pursuant to an oral parliamentary question [UIN 137500] on 17 January 2013, Official...

    • Night Flying Restrictions

      On 26 March 2012 the Government announced that they would extend the existing restrictions on night flights at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports for a period of two years until October...

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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