Written Ministerial Statements

Friday, 10 May 2013

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Empty Homes

      The coalition agreement outlined this Government’s commitment to introduce a range of measures to get empty homes back into use, reflecting the general election manifesto pledges of both...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Daw Mill Colliery

      I want to update the House on developments since the previous statements made on 11 March and 15 April 2013 on the future of UK Coal Operations Ltd (UKCOL) following the closure of their deep...

    • Smart Metering

      I am today publishing an update on progress and plans for the roll-out of smart meters across Great Britain. The document will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses and on the...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture and Fisheries Council (Agenda)

      The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council is on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 May in Brussels. I will be representing the UK on the agriculture items while my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of...

  • Health

    • Care Bill

      To accompany the Care Bill, which was introduced yesterday, I am today laying before Parliament “The Care Bill Explained—including a response to consultation and pre-legislative...

  • Home Department

    • Daniel Morgan

      Daniel Morgan, a private investigator, was found murdered in a pub car park in south-east London on 10 March 1987. It is one of the country’s most notorious unsolved murder cases. After...

  • Justice

    • Currency Counterfeiting (European Directive)

      The Government on 20 April decided not to opt in to the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of the euro and other currencies against...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Mesothelioma Bill

      Yesterday the Government introduced the Mesothelioma Bill. The Bill provides for the introduction of a “diffuse mesothelioma payment scheme” to make payments to people with diffuse...

    • Pensions Bill

      I am pleased to announce that the Pensions Bill and associated documents will be published today. The Bill was introduced into Parliament yesterday and provides for important reform to both state...

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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