Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

  • Defence

    • Defence Recovery Capability

      Today marks the defence recovery capability reaching full operating capability following initial operating capability in 2010. Today also formally launches the recovery career services programme...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • FCO Spending 2013-14

      In my statement to the House of 10 July 2012, Official Report, column 16WS, I set out the funding allocations for the FCO’s strategic programmes for the financial year 2012-13. I now wish...

  • Justice

    • Pre-trial Cross-examination Testing

      The Government are committed to improving the experience of witnesses in court to ensure that they are supported to give their best evidence. Recent harrowing court cases involving children and...

  • Attorney-General

    • Child Sexual Abuse

      The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has today launched a public consultation on his new interim guidelines for prosecuting cases involving child sexual abuse. The guidelines set out the new...

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Written Ministerial Statements were introducted in late 2002 to stop the practice of having “planted” or “inspired” questions designed to elicit Government statements.

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