Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 25 March 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Insolvency Service: Performance Targets

      My honourable friend the Minister of State for Employment Relations and Consumers Affairs (Jo Swinson) has today made the following Statement. I have today published the Insolvency Service's...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • The McKay Commission

      In January 2012, the Government announced the establishment of a Commission to consider how the House of Commons might deal with legislation which affects only part of the United Kingdom,...

  • Defence

    • Defence Estate Rationalisation

      The strategic defence and security review (SDSR), announced in October 2010, marked the start of the process of transforming defence and identified the need for rationalisation of the defence...

    • Chemical Weapons Convention

      The UK’s chemical protection programme is designed to protect against the use of chemical weapons. The programme is permitted by the chemical weapons convention, with which the United...

      Service Children's Education Executive Agency

      I wish to inform the House that with effect from 31 March 2013, Service Children’s Education (SCE) will cease to have the status of an Executive agency within the Ministry of Defence...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan (Monthly Progress Report)

      I wish to inform the House that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, together with the Ministry of Defence and the Department for International Development, is today publishing the 25th progress...

    • BBC Monitoring Scheme

      Following the announcement made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 20 October 2010, Official Report,column 962 that from 2013 BBC Monitoring will be funded from the TV Licence fee, I can...

      FCO Services

      FCO Services operates as a trading fund of the FCO. I have set the following performance targets for 2013-14: An in-year surplus before interest and tax producing a net margin of between 1 and...

      Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission

      The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will shortly commence a triennial review of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission (MACC), to Cabinet Office guidelines. As part of the coalition agreement,...

  • Home Department

    • Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (UK Appointed Person)

      I am pleased to announce the recruitment of Mr Douglas Bain as the new appointed person for the United Kingdom, who will fulfil the requirement under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to be an...

    • Terrorism Suspects (Police Detention)

      I am today commencing subsections 4 to 8 of section 117 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, which provides for important enhanced safeguards for terrorist suspects in police detention. This...

  • Transport

    • British Transport Police Authority

      We will shortly commence a triennial review of the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA). The BTPA oversees the operation of the British transport police, set its targets, and allocates...

    • GLA Transport Grant

      Following consultation with the Mayor of London, I have today determined the GLA transport grant for 2013-14 at £1.988 billion. This grant is provided by the Government to Transport for...

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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