Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Regional Growth Fund

      My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Business and Enterprise (Michael Fallon) has today made the following Statement. Round 4 Round 4 of the Regional Growth Fund closed in March...

    • Sport: Legacies

      My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Sport and Tourism (Hugh Robertson) has made the following Statement. Through the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and other major sporting...

  • Treasury

    • Visual Effects Industry

      As announced at Budget 2013, the Government are today launching a consultation on options to provide further support for the visual effects industry through the tax system. The UK has...

    • HM Revenue and Customs Brief

      On 25 March HMRC published HM Revenue and Customs brief 04/13, which clarified the tax position of some regular payments to fund investors made by persons other than the fund itself. The brief...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Regional Growth Fund

      Round 4 of the Regional Growth Fund closed in March and we received 309 bids, competing for a share of £350 million. The region which submitted the most bids was the North West, but there...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Planning Practice Guidance

      The Department for Communities and Local Government ran a consultation exercise between 21 December 2012 and 15 February 2013 seeking views on the review group’s recommendations contained...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Sporting Legacy

      Through the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, and other major sporting events, we have raised the level of ambition for sport in this country for people in every community. I would like to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Foreign Affairs/Development Foreign Affairs Councils

      My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs will attend the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) on 27 May and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for...

    • Chris McManus (Inquest)

      In his statement of 13 March 2012, Official Report, column 141, the Secretary of State for Defence informed the House of the deaths of the British architect, Chris McManus, and his Italian...

      Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

      I would like to update the House on the outcome of the recent conference of the five nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT) nuclear weapon states (the “P5”). The conference, hosted by...

  • Health

    • Gender Birth Ratios

      Following a request from the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, the Department of Health has undertaken an analysis to investigate whether the gender birth ratio in the United Kingdom...

  • Transport

    • Able Marine Energy Park

      An application was made by Able Humber Ports Ltd on 16 December 2011 under section 37 of the Planning Act 2008 regarding a proposed development known as the Able marine energy park comprising a...

    • Lower Thames Crossing

      The existing river crossing capacity in the lower Thames area—the Dartford-Thurrock crossing—is operating above the capacity it was designed for, and there is already serious...

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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