Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 11 February 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Food: Horsemeat

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State (Owen Paterson) has today made the following Statement. Investigations are currently going on into a number of incidents of processed beef...

    • 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 17 January 2013 I...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Regional Growth Fund (Update)

      In my written ministerial statement of 17 January 2013, Official Report, column 41WS, I announced that Ministers reserve the option to award Regional Growth Fund (RGF) support flexibly. This...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Horsemeat and Contaminated Food

      Investigations are currently going on into a number of incidents of processed beef products containing undeclared horsemeat. These investigations are being led by the independent Food Standards...

  • Scotland

    • Scotland in the UK

      The Government have published the first paper in the Scotland analysis programme series to inform the debate on Scotland’s future within the United Kingdom. “Devolution and the...

  • Transport

    • Road Network (Economic Growth)

      This statement is to inform the House that I am today publishing a consultation on revised policy setting out the role of the strategic road network in enabling economic growth. The new policy...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Social Fund Schemes

      I am pleased to announce that later today we intend to lay regulations to include universal credit in the list of qualifying benefits that currently act as an initial gateway to the three...

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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