Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 20 May 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Care Bill

      The Government, in collaboration with the Care Quality Commission, Monitor, NHS England and the NHS Trust Development Authority, are today issuing a joint policy statement to provide further...

    • Criminal Records Bureau: Annual Report and Accounts

      The 2012 annual report and accounts for the Criminal Records Bureau for the eight-month period up to 1 December 2012 is being laid before the House today and published on www.gov.uk. Copies will...

      DNA and Fingerprints

      There has been significant progress in preparation for the commencement of the DNA and fingerprint provisions in Part 1, Chapter 1 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. To date, 1,136,000 DNA...

      EU: Balance of Competences Review

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Owen Paterson) has today made the following Statement. I wish to inform the House that my right...

      Trees: Disease

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Owen Paterson) has today made the following Statement. I would like to update the House on the work of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • “State of the Estate 2012”

      I have today laid before Parliament, pursuant to section 86 of the Climate Change Act 2008, “State of the Estate in 2012”. This report provides an assessment of the efficiency and...

  • Treasury

    • Scotland Analysis

      The Government have today published the third paper in the Scotland analysis series to inform the debate on Scotland’s future within the United Kingdom. “Scotland analysis: Financial...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Fire Services: Knight Review

      As outlined in my written statement of 17 December 2012, Official Report, column 70WS, Sir Ken Knight, former firefighter and Government chief fire and rescue adviser, has undertaken a review...

  • Defence

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Balance of Competences

      I wish to inform the House that the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, my right hon. Friend the Member for Kingston and Surbiton (Mr Davey), and I have today published the call...

    • Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Taskforce

      I would like to update the House on the work of the tree health and plant biosecurity taskforce which publishes its report today. This is further to my written ministerial statement of 6...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

  • Home Department

  • Transport

    • Route-based Strategies

      Our motorways and trunk roads play a vital role in the economic prosperity of this country. This is why this Government are committed to implementing a robust approach to identifying,...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Maintenance

      On 19 July 2012, the Government published “Supporting separated families; securing children’s futures” (Cm 8399), a public consultation on the draft Child Support Fees...

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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