Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 4 March 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Coroner Service

      The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (Mrs Helen Grant) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement. The Government have today published a consultation on our proposed...

    • Correction to Commons Written Answer

      My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Climate Change (Gregory Barker) made the following Statement. An error has been identified in the Written Answer given to the honourable...

      Crime: Fraud

      I am today launching a four-week public consultation on proposals to prevent the supply of highly specialist printing equipment to fraudsters who then use that equipment to produce false...

      Food: Horsemeat and Food Fraud

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Owen Paterson) has today made the following Statement. I would like to update the House on developments...

      Livestock: Transport

      My honourable friend the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food (David Heath) has today made the following Statement. Following the events at Ramsgate port on 12 September 2012, when a...

      NHS: Charges

      Regulations will be laid before the House shortly to increase certain National Health Service charges in England from 1 April 2013. There will be an increase in the prescription charge of 20p...

      Rwanda

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for International Development has made the following Statement. On 30 November, I released a Written Ministerial Statement outlining my decision...

  • Treasury

  • Cabinet Office

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • AHVLA Report

      Following the events at Ramsgate port on 12 September 2012, when a consignment of 540 sheep were unloaded at the port which resulted in three sheep drowning and more than 40 more having to be...

    • Horsemeat Fraud

      I would like to update the House on developments since my written ministerial statement on 25 February, 2013, Official Report, column 5WS, on the latest results from the food industry programme...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Special Mission Immunity

      I wish to inform the House of a new pilot process by which the Government will be informed of inward visits which may qualify for special mission immunity status. A special mission is a temporary...

    • The Commonwealth Charter

      We strongly welcome the new Commonwealth charter which has been agreed and adopted by all Commonwealth Heads of Government. The Government have today laid a copy of this charter before Parliament...

  • Home Department

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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