Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 18 March 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Correction to Lords Written Answer

      An error has been found in the Written Answer given to the noble Lord, Lord Ouseley, on 22 November 2012 (Official Report, WA 303). The Question tabled by the noble Lord, Lord Ouseley, was: To...

    • Counter-Terrorism Act 2008

      Paragraph 38 of Schedule 7 to the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 requires the Treasury to report to Parliament after each calendar year in which a direction under the schedule is at any time in...

      Industrial Strategy

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Dr Vince Cable) has today made the following Statement. In September last year I set out the Government's...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Industrial Strategy

      In September last year, I set out the Government’s new industrial strategy for the UK. This would be a long-term, whole of Government approach, with partnership with industry at its heart....

  • Treasury

    • Double Taxation Convention

      New double taxation conventions with the Kingdom of Norway and the Kingdom of Spain were signed on 14 March 2013. The texts of the conventions have been deposited in the Libraries of both Houses...

    • Economic Development

      Today the Government are publishing their response to the Heseltine review, copies have been laid in the House. Lord Heseltine set out an ambitious vision in his review and the Government have...

      Tax Avoidance

      Autumn statement 2012 announced that HMRC would review the use of offshore employment intermediaries. As a result of that review, the Government will strengthen obligations to ensure the correct...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Regional Planning (Abolition)

      I am pleased to announce the coalition Government’s decisions to revoke the regional strategies for the east midlands and the north-east. These decisions follow region-specific assessments...

  • Transport

    • EU Transport Council

      I attended the first Transport Council of the Irish presidency (the presidency) in Brussels on Monday 11 March. The Council held a debate on the proposal for a directive of the European...

  • Work and Pensions

    • State Pension Reform

      I shall shortly be making a statement about changes to the timetable for the introduction of state pension reform.

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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