Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 22 April 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Council for Science and Technology

      My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Universities and Science (David Willetts) has today made the following Statement. The coalition Government made a commitment to review public...

    • 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. The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council is on...

      EU: Insolvency

      My honourable friend the Minister of State for Employment Relations and Consumers Affairs (Jo Swinson) has today made the following Statement. The UK has opted in to the proposal for a regulation...

      Food: Horsemeat Fraud

      My honourable friend the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food (David Heath) has today made the following Statement. I would like to update the House on developments since the Secretary of...

      Intellectual Property Office

      As an executive agency and trading fund of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, we set targets which are agreed by Ministers and laid before Parliament. During 2013-14 our targets...

      Land Registry

      My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Business and Enterprise (Michael Fallon) has today made the following Statement. I can announce that today I have appointed Ed Lester as the...

      National Minimum Wage

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Dr Vince Cable) has today made the following Statement. The Low Pay Commission's 2013 report and...

      Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre: Key Performance Targets

      I am today announcing key performance targets have been agreed for the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre for the period 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014. The agency's principal financial target...

      Syria

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

      Urenco

      My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Business and Enterprise (Michael Fallon) has today made the following Statement. I wish to inform the House that the Government have decided...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Urenco

      I wish to inform the House that the Government have decided to work with our partners in the uranium enrichment company Urenco to move forward preparations for the sale of all or part of our...

  • Education

    • Vocational Education Reform

      We are introducing a new school and college performance table measure which recognises the highest level of technical training achieved by students aged 16 to 19. This will be known as the...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture and Fisheries Council (Agenda)

      The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council is on Monday 22 April in Luxembourg. I and my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Minister with...

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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