Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 16 May 2013

  • House of Lords

    • EU: Balance of Competences Review

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

    • EU: Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council

      My honourable friend the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries (Ed Vaizey) has made the following Statement. The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council will take place...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Balance of Competences

      My hon. Friend the Economic Secretary to the Treasury and I wish to inform both Houses that following our right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs’ oral...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Balance of Competences

      Further to the oral statement by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), launching the review of the balance...

    • Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council

      The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council will take place in Brussels on 16- 17 May. The culture, audiovisual and sport issues will be taken on 17 May. The Under-Secretary of State for...

  • Health

    • Parliamentary Written Answer (Correction)

      I regret that the written answer given to the right hon. Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn) on 17 April 2013, Official Report column 418W, contained some incomplete figures in the table....

  • Home Department

    • Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011

      In accordance with section 20(2), 20(3), 20(4) and 20(5) of the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (TPIM) Act 2011, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, David Anderson...

    • Balance of Competences

      I wish to inform the House that the Home Office is today publishing its calls for evidence on the asylum and immigration report and, together with the Department for Work and Pensions, the free...

  • Justice

    • Whiplash Claims

      The Government share the widespread concerns about the disproportionate growth in whiplash claims and the impact they have on the price of motor insurance premiums. To address these issues, I...

    • Balance of Competences

      I wish to inform the House that, further to the Foreign Secretary’s oral statement launching the review of the balance of competences on 12 July 2012, Official Report, column 468, and the...

  • Transport

    • HS2 Phase One Consultations

      The Government have today published two documents for consultation which significantly move forward our work on the HS2 route between London and the west midlands (known as phase 1 of HS2). These...

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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