Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture and Fisheries Council: Agenda

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

    • State Pension Reform

      I am pleased to announce the Government will be able to launch the new single-tier state pension in April 2016, in keeping with the original timetable. Our 2011 Green Paper, A state pension for...

  • Treasury

    • Child Care

      High-quality, affordable child care is essential in improving children’s life chances and supporting parents back into work. The high cost of child care remains a significant disincentive...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture and Fisheries Council

      The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council is on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 March in Brussels. I will be representing the UK. Richard Lochhead MSP, Alun Davies AM and Michelle O’Neill MLA...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Foreign Affairs and General Affairs Councils

      My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs attended the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) and I attended the General Affairs Council (GAC) in Brussels on 11...

  • Prime Minister

    • EU Council

      I attended the European Council meeting held in Brussels on 14 and 15 March. The discussions focused on economic issues and growth and the situation in Syria. I also set out the three key...

  • Justice

    • Contingencies Fund Advance

      The Ministry of Justice requires an advance to discharge its commitments which are set out in its supplementary estimate 2012-13, published on 13 February 2013 as HC 894 (CG supply estimates,...

  • Transport

    • Transport Safety

      On 15 April 2011 a major fire below the M1 motorway caused significant disruption to the road network for several days. The safety of all who use our transport networks is paramount and the...

  • Work and Pensions

    • State Pension Reform (Implementation)

      My noble Friend, the Minister for Welfare Reform, Lord Freud, tabled a written statement in the House of Lords yesterday because events prevented the Department from making an oral statement in...

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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