Written Ministerial Statements

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Sport: UK Sport and Sport England

      My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Sport and Tourism (Hugh Robertson) has made the following Statement. The Government are committed to delivering a real sporting legacy from...

  • Treasury

    • Taxation of Pensioners

      The Government launched the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) in July 2010 to provide independent advice on simplifying the tax system. The OTS has today published the final report of its review...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • UK Sport and Sport England

      The Government are committed to delivering a real sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games and to creating a world-class organisational structure for sport. Today, I...

  • Transport

    • Local Major Transport Schemes

      In September 2012, following a period of consultation, the Department for Transport set out firm proposals for the devolution of funding for local major transport schemes from 2015. Since then we...

    • Permit Schemes

      I am today announcing that, in line with the principles of localism, the role of the Secretary of State in approving local authority permit schemes for works in the street will be removed. This...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Defined Benefit Pension

      Following the autumn statement, the Government will, this Friday, publish their call for evidence on two potential policy changes—whether to allow companies undergoing valuation in 2013 or...

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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