Written Ministerial Statements

Friday, 1 March 2013

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Caste

      This Government believe that no one should suffer prejudice because of caste. That is why we have been giving the issue careful consideration in order to identify the most appropriate and...

  • Education

    • School Capital Funding

      Today I am announcing details of the capital funding of around £4 billion that will be made available to create new school places and to carry out maintenance and repair work to existing...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Parliamentary Written Question (Correction)

      An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne Central (Chi Onwurah), Official Report, 12 February 2013, column 614W . The wording was...

    • Energy Council (Post-Council Statement)

      I represented the United Kingdom at the EU Energy Council in Brussels on 22 February 2013. The presidency reported that they had reached political agreement with the European Parliament on the...

  • 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 24th progress...

  • Health

    • Personal Health Budgets

      On 30 November 2012, Official Report, column 37WS, I informed the House of our intention to roll out personal health budgets, including direct payments for health care, beyond the pilot...

  • Home Department

    • Skilled Migrant Workers (Codes of Practice)

      The Home Office is today announcing changes to the codes of practice for skilled migrant workers from outside the European economic area. The codes of practice provide important information to...

  • International Development

    • Rwanda

      On 30 November, I released a written ministerial statement outlining my decision not to release general budget support to Rwanda at that time. That decision was made on the basis of a breach of...

  • Justice

    • Coroner Reforms

      The Government have today published a consultation on our proposed coroner reforms to be made under the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. Our proposals are key to enabling us to meet our aims of...

  • Transport

    • Crossrail

      I would like to inform the House about a change in the financing approach for the Crossrail rolling stock and associated depot facilities contract. The Mayor of London and Transport for London...

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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