Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 15 April 2013

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Insolvency Proceedings (EU Regulation)

      The UK has opted in to the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No. 1346/2000 on insolvency proceedings (“the existing...

    • National Minimum Wage

      The Low Pay Commission’s 2013 report and recommendations to the Government are being published today, alongside the Government’s response. The Low Pay Commission’s 2013 report...

      Council for Science and Technology (Triennial Review)

      The coalition Government made a commitment to review public bodies, with the aim of increasing accountability for actions carried out on behalf of the state. The triennial review of the Council...

  • Treasury

    • Cyprus

      I previously committed to keeping the House up to date on the events in Cyprus as the situation developed, in particular the structure of the final bailout package, and the implications for the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Transparency and Open Data

      Today I am publishing a statement of progress made by Departments against their open data strategies and performance against the public data principles for the period quarter 3 2012-13, October...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Work of the Department (Easter Recess)

      I would like to update hon. Members on the main items of business undertaken by my Department since the House of Commons rose on 26 March. Abolishing regional planning Planning and house...

  • Defence

    • Review Board for Government Contracts

      My predecessor, the hon. Member for Mid Worcestershire (Peter Luff), announced updated Government profit formula (GPF) allowances to the House on 25 April 2012, Official Report, column 38WS,...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Closure of Daw Mill Colliery

      I want to update the House on developments. On 11 March 2013, Official Report, column 2WS, John Hayes, former Minister for Energy and Climate Change made a statement regarding UK Coal...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Horsemeat Fraud

      I would like to update the House on developments since the Secretary of State’s written ministerial statement on 26 March 2013, Official Report, column 90WS, on the latest results from...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report 2012

      I have today laid before the House a copy of the 2012 Foreign and Commonwealth Office report on human rights and democracy (CM 8593). The report comprehensively assesses the global human rights...

    • Non-lethal Equipment for Syrian Opposition

      I informed the House on 6 March 2013, Official Report, column 961, that I intended to provide additional non-lethal equipment to the Syrian opposition in order to help save lives. I have today...

      North Korea

      I would like to update the House on recent developments on the Korean peninsula and the action the Government are taking in response. I am concerned by North Korea’s development of nuclear...

  • Justice

    • Improving the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (Consultation)

      On 29 March, the Government launched the “Improving the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime” consultation. The Government want to do all they can to ensure the right services and...

    • Review of Cautions

      The Secretary of State for Justice, together with the Home Secretary and the Attorney-General, launched on 3 April 2013 a review of simple cautions. This will examine the way in which simple...

      Legal Aid

      On 9 April I published the consultation paper “Transforming Legal Aid: Delivering a More Credible and Efficient System”, copies of which have been placed in the Library and are...

  • Transport

    • Cycle Safety Funding

      On 4 April 2013 I announced the 78 schemes to be offered support under the cycle safety fund. The total value of the schemes is £40 million of which the DFT will contribute approximately...

    • Executive Agencies (Business Plans 2013-14)

      I am pleased to announce that all of the Department for Transport’s Executive agencies published their annual business plans on the 3 April. The Highways Agency (HA), the Driving Standards...

  • Wales

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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