Written Ministerial Statements

Friday, 22 March 2013

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Insolvency Service Performance Targets

      I have today published the Insolvency Service’s performance targets for the period 2013-14. In recent years there has been a significant fall in the number of new compulsory insolvency...

  • Defence

    • Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors

      I am today announcing the start of the triennial review of the Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors (ACCO). Triennial reviews of non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) are part of the...

    • Submarine Dismantling Project

      I am announcing today that, following public consultation, the submarine dismantling project (SDP) has passed a main gate decision point. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has previously proposed...

      Recruit Trainee Survey

      Today I am publishing the 2011 recruit trainee survey annual report. All recruits and trainees passing through phase 1 and 2 training are offered the opportunity to participate in the survey...

  • Health

    • Health Education England

      On 1 April 2013, Health Education England takes over responsibility for national leadership of health education and training and ensuring that the health work force has the right skills,...

  • Justice

    • Female Offenders

      I am pleased to announce that today I have published online a document outlining the Government’s strategic priorities for female offenders. These priorities are: Ensuring the provision of...

  • Transport

    • “Aviation Policy Framework”

      Britain has a successful aviation sector that provides 220,000 jobs directly and underpins our place in the world economy. The Government’s job is to support this and allow expansion while...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Contingencies Fund (Advance)

      I hereby give notice of the Department for Work and Pensions’ intention to seek an advance from the Contingencies Fund. The Department for Work and Pensions requires an advance in the...

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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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