Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Companies House: Public Targets

      My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Business and Enterprise (Michael Fallon) has today made the following Statement. I have set Companies House the following targets for the year...

    • Competition and Markets Authority

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Dr Vince Cable) has today made the following Statement. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills...

      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...

      Food: Horsemeat Fraud

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Owen Paterson) has today made the following Statement. I would like to update the House on developments...

      Higher Education: Student Loans

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Dr Vince Cable) has today made the following Statement. I am today announcing that the remaining publicly...

      Land Registry: Performance Indicators and Targets

      My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Business and Enterprise (Michael Fallon) has today made the following Statement. The Land Registry vision is: "To be recognised as a world...

      Low Pay Commission

      My honourable friend the Minister of State for Employment Relations and Consumers Affairs (Jo Swinson) has today made the following Statement. On 10 July 2012 my honourable friend Norman Lamb,...

      National Measurement Office: Performance Targets

      My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Universities and Science (David Willetts) has today made the following Statement. I have tasked the National Measurement Office to provide...

      Nuclear Industrial Strategy

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Dr Vince Cable) has today made the following Statement. The Government have today published the Nuclear...

      Veterinary Products Committee

      My honourable friend the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food (David Heath) has today made the following Statement. Today I am announcing the triennial review of the Veterinary Products...

  • Treasury

    • Double Taxation Agreement (UK/Albania)

      A first time double taxation agreement with the Republic of Albania was signed on 26 March 2013. The text of the agreement has been deposited in the Libraries of both Houses and made available...

    • Environmental Taxation

      This Government are reforming the tax system to make it more competitive, simpler, fairer, and greener. As part of this, in May 2010 Government committed to increasing the proportion of tax...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Companies House Public Targets 2013-14

      I have set Companies House the following targets for the year 2013-14: Public Target Proposed2013-14 Target Customer   Achieve a score of more than 86% in our customer...

    • Contingencies Fund Advance 2013-14

      The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills wishes to recruit five non-executive directors and three executive directors to the proposed Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) before...

      Land Registry

      The Land Registry vision is: “To be recognised as a world leader in the digital delivery of land registration services and in the management and re use of land and property data”. To...

      Student Loan Book Sale

      I am today announcing that the remaining publicly owned mortgage-style student loan book will be offered for sale by the Government under the Education (Student Loans) Act 1990 as amended by the...

      “Nuclear Industry Strategy”

      The Government have today published “Nuclear Industrial Strategy”, which has been produced in consultation with industry and other interested stakeholders. I set out last September...

      National Measurement Office

      I have tasked the National Measurement Office to provide policy support to Ministers on measurement issues and a measurement infrastructure which enables innovation and growth, promotes trade and...

      Low Pay Commission

      On 10 July 2012 the Minister of State, Department of Health, my hon. Friend the Member for North Norfolk (Norman Lamb), former Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ministerial Pensions

      In the spending review 2010, the Government announced their intention to increase employee contributions in public service pension schemes. This followed on from Lord Hutton’s interim...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • 2014 Local Elections

      Elections to the European Parliament will be held in the spring of 2014 and are currently scheduled to be held on 5- 8 June, unless the Council of the European Union unanimously acts to change...

    • Firebuy Ltd

      I have today deposited in the Library of the House a copy of the annual report and accounts of Firebuy Ltd for the financial years 2010 to 2012. Firebuy Ltd was an Executive non-departmental...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Electricity Market Reform (Contingencies Fund)

      The Department for Energy and Climate Change requires a cash advance of £6,580,000 from the Contingencies Fund for financial year 2013-14, to support urgent preparatory work to set up a...

    • Low Carbon and Renewable Heat

      I am pleased to announce today the publication of DECC’s heat policy document “The Future of Heating: Meeting the Challenge”. I am also announcing the next steps for supporting...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Agriculture and Fisheries Council

      I attended the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 18 and 19 March in Brussels. Richard Lochhead MSP and Michelle O’Neil MLA also attended. The main business of the Council was to agree...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Veterinary Products Committee

      Today I am announcing the triennial review of the Veterinary Products Committee (VPC). The VPC is an advisory non-departmental public body (NDPB) sponsored by DEFRA which advises the Veterinary...

    • Horsemeat Fraud

      I would like to update the House on developments since my written ministerial statement on 4 March 2013, Official Report, column 54WS, on the latest results from the testing of beef products...

  • Health

    • Fair Playing Field Review

      The Fair Playing Field Review has been laid in Parliament today, in line with the requirement set out in section 1G of the National Health Service Act 2006. The aim of the review is to ensure...

    • Revised NHS Constitution

      The NHS constitution sets out the principles, values, rights and responsibilities that underpin the NHS. It sets out the enduring character of the NHS as a comprehensive and equitable health...

  • Home Department

    • Retention of Biometric Data

      I have today launched a public consultation inviting views on the draft guidance on the making or renewing of national security determinations as set out in the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. A...

    • UK Counter-Terrorism Strategy

      Protecting the safety of the UK and our interests overseas is the primary duty of Government. Terrorism remains the greatest threat to the security of the United Kingdom. I have today published...

  • Justice

    • Court and Tribunal Reform

      I have previously set out my plans for reform of rehabilitation services and youth custody, and will shortly be setting out proposals for further reforms to legal aid. I am today announcing that...

  • Transport

    • Rail Franchising

      This morning I have announced to the stock market our long-term plans for rail franchising. This plan is designed to drive improvements to rail services, deliver on major infrastructure projects,...

    • Search and Rescue Helicopter Services

      On 28 November 2011 the Department for Transport started a competition to procure search and rescue helicopter services to replace the joint capability provided by the Royal Air Force, Royal...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Social Fund Loans Budget Allocation

      I am pleased to announce that the gross national loans budget for 2013-14 will be £460.7 million. The national loans budget is funded exclusively by recoveries from existing loan debt and...

    • State Pension and Benefit Payments (Cyprus)

      I would like to update the House on actions taken by my Department in response to the closure of the Cypriot banking system last week. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) acted swiftly to...

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.

March 2013
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Did you find what you were looking for?