Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

  • House of Lords

    • CCTV and Surveillance

      The Government favour the use of CCTV and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) systems as a crime-fighting and public protection tool. It supports the use of overt surveillance in a public...

    • Correction to Lords Oral Question

      I regret to inform the House about an inaccuracy in part of the response I gave to a Question on 22 May 2013 about daylight saving ( Official Report, col. 837). I said that time is a devolved...

      EU: Energy Council

      In advance of the forthcoming Energy Council in Luxembourg on 7 June, I am writing to outline the agenda items to be discussed. The presidency is planning to give a progress report on...

      EU: Telecommunications Council

      My honourable friend the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries (Ed Vaizey) has made the following Statement. The first item is a full tour de table debate guided by...

      Food: Supply Networks

      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 announce to the House that my...

      Schools: Funding

      My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Schools (David Laws) has made the following Statement. Schools across the country are unfairly funded as a result of a historic and...

      Women’s Business Council

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Maria Miller) has made the following Statement. The Women’s Business Council was set up in 2012 to advise...

  • Treasury

    • Stamp Duty Land Tax (Avoidance Scheme)

      The Government are today tabling an amendment to Finance Bill 2013 to put beyond doubt that a particular stamp duty land tax (SDLT) avoidance scheme is ineffective. The scheme uses the SDLT...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Women's Business Council

      The Women’s Business Council was set up in 2012 to advise Government on how women’s contribution to economic growth could be optimised. I am delighted that they have today published...

    • Telecommunications Council

      The Telecommunications Council will take place in Luxemburg on 6 June 2013. I will represent the UK at this Council. The first item is a full “tour de table” debate guided by...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      As our presence in Afghanistan reduces, our requirement for the support of local staff is also reducing. The Government recognise the contribution and commitment of all local staff. They have...

  • Education

    • School Funding Reforms

      Schools across the country are unfairly funded as a result of an historic and out-of-date system. In March last year, the Secretary of State confirmed that we would rectify these injustices with...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • EU Energy Council

      In advance of the forthcoming Energy Council in Luxembourg on 7 June, I am writing to outline the agenda items to be discussed. The presidency is planning to give a progress report on...

    • EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework

      Earlier this year, the European Commission adopted a Green Paper on “A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies”. The Government will be responding to the Commission...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food Supply Networks

      I would like to announce to the House that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and I have asked Professor Chris Elliott, of Queen’s University Belfast, to lead an...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

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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