Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 14 March 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Apprenticeships

      My honourable friend the Minister for Skills (Joint with Department for Education) (Matthew Hancock) is today making the following Statement. Today the Government have published The Future of...

    • Employment Law

      My honourable friend the Minister of State for Employment Relations and Consumers Affairs (Jo Swinson) has today made the following Statement. The Government want to ensure that UK has the best...

      EU: Agriculture and Fisheries Council

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Owen Paterson) has today made the following Statement. I attended the Agriculture and Fisheries Council...

      EU: Justice and Home Affairs Council

      The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council was held on 7 and 8 March in Brussels. My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Justice (Chris Grayling) and my right honourable friend...

      Review Body on Senior Salaries

      My right honourable friend the Prime Minister has made the following Statement. The 35th report of the Review Body on Senior Salaries (SSRB) is being published today. This makes recommendations...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • “Employment Law 2013: Progress on Reform”

      The Government want to ensure that the UK has the best framework of employment law to create a flexible and fair labour market, which is necessary to support economic growth. It enables employers...

    • Apprenticeships in England: Next Steps

      Today the Government have published “The Future of Apprenticeships in England: Next Steps from the Richard Review”, our response to Doug Richard’s independent “Review of...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces Pay Review Body 2013 Report

      The 2013 report of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body (AFPRB) has now been published. I wish to express my thanks to the chairman and members of the review body for their report. In line with the...

  • Treasury

    • Ecofin

      A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council was held in Brussels on 5 March 2013. Ministers discussed the following items: Revised capital requirements rules (CRD IV) Ministers...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture and Fisheries Council

      I attended the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 25 and 26 February in Brussels covering agricultural issues. I was accompanied by the Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • G8 UK Presidency: Foreign Ministers' Meeting

      The G8 Foreign Ministers’ meeting will be taking place on 10 and 11 April 2013 in London. I wish to inform the House about the Government’s objectives for this meeting, further to my...

  • Health

    • Informal Health Council

      EU Health Ministers met in Dublin, in Ireland, on 4 and 5 March. I represented the UK. The agenda included discussions on childhood obesity, the impact of the economic crisis on health systems,...

    • NHS Pay Review Body

      I am responding on behalf of my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the 27th report of the NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB). The report has been laid before Parliament today (Cm 8555). Copies of...

      Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration

      I am responding on behalf of my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the 41st report of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB). The report has been laid...

  • Home Department

    • Terrorism Acts (David Anderson Report)

      I announce today the publication of the Government’s response to the report of Mr David Anderson QC on the operation in 2011 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and part 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006,...

    • Justice and Home Affairs Council

      The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council was held on 7 and 8 March in Brussels. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Justice and I attended on behalf of the United Kingdom. Roseanna...

      Immigration Rules

      My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary is today laying before the House a statement of changes in immigration rules as set out below. Minor changes will be made to the general visitor rules to...

      Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011

      Section 19(1) of the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011 (the Act) requires the Secretary of State to report to Parliament as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of...

  • Justice

    • Legal Services on the International Stage

      The Ministry of Justice, in conjunction with UK Trade and Investment, later today launches “Legal Services on the international stage: underpinning growth and stability”, an action...

    • Review Body on Prison Service Pay

      The 12th report of the Prison Service Pay Review Body (PSPRB) (Cm 8574) has been laid before Parliament today. The report makes recommendations on the pay for governing governors and other...

      Trusts (Capital and Income) Act 2013

      The Trusts (Capital and Income) Act 2013 (c.1) received Royal Assent on 31 January. The Act provides that the provisions of sections 1 to 4 (inclusive) of the Act are to be brought into force on...

  • Prime Minister

    • Review Body on Senior Salaries

      The 35th report of the Review Body on Senior Salaries (SSRB) is being published today. This makes recommendations about the pay of the senior civil service (SCS), senior military officers, the...

  • Transport

    • Door to Door Strategy

      I am today publishing a door to door strategy that will help create growth and cut carbon by making it easier and more convenient for people to make their whole journey by sustainable...

    • Light Dues

      The three general lighthouse authorities for the United Kingdom and Ireland ensure the navigability of the seas around our islands, preserving the lives of mariners and the integrity of our...

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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