Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Sector

      Helping the construction industry into a sustainable recovery is key to the overall economic recovery of the country. As part of an impressive large-scale housing package, the Chancellor...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Correction to Parliamentary Question: Nappy Disposal

      My written answer of 1 February 2013 to question 134856 from my hon. Friend the Member for Salisbury (John Glen), Official Report, column 988W, seeking estimates on nappy recycling at...

    • Wild Animals in Circuses

      I have today published a draft Wild Animals in Circuses Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny. In line with previous ministerial written statements on 1 March 2012, Official Report, column 41WS,...

      Dangerous Dogs

      On 9 April, DEFRA published a draft Bill amending the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 for pre-legislative scrutiny by the EFRA Committee. The proposed amendments to the 1991 Act will extend the law to...

  • Home Department

    • European Arrest Warrants: Data

      I have been informed by the chair of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) that it has identified an error in the way in which the agency has captured and reported the number of outgoing...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Credit Unions

      The Government have previously announced that we will work with credit unions on ways in which the future progress of this sector can best be supported. On 27 June 2012, it was announced that...

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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