Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 20 June 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Communications: Social Media

      My Rt. Hon Friend the Attorney General has made the following written ministerial statement: Director of Public Prosecutions has today published his final guidelines for prosecuting cases...

    • EU: Trade Foreign Affairs Council

      My Rt. Hon Friend, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Dr Vince Cable), has today made the following statement. The EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) took place in...

      European Arrest Warrants

      My right hon Friend the Home Secretary (Theresa May) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: On 16 April 2013, I informed the House that the Serious Organised Crime Agency...

  • Attorney-General

    • Social Media Prosecution Guidelines

      The Director of Public Prosecutions has today published his final guidelines for prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media. This follows an earlier public consultation...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Trade Foreign Affairs Council

      The EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) took place in Luxembourg on 14 June 2013. I and Sir John Cunliffe represented the UK on all the issues discussed at the meeting. A summary of those...

  • Treasury

    • Ecofin

      A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council will be held in Luxembourg on 21 June 2013. The following items are on the agenda to be discussed. Contribution to the European Council...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Rented Sector Guarantees

      The rented sector has become increasingly important in meeting people’s housing needs over the last decade. On 6 September 2012, the Government announced the housing guarantees schemes as...

  • Defence

    • Reserves (Call-out Order)

      With the expiry of the call-out order made on 29 June 2012, a new order has been made under section 56(l)(a) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 to enable reservists to continue to be called out into...

  • Home Department

    • European Arrest Warrant

      On 16 April 2013, I informed the House that the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) had identified an error in the way in which they had captured and reported the number of outgoing (part 3)...

  • Justice

    • Guardianship of Property and Affairs of Missing Persons

      The Government stated in their response to the 12th report of the Justice Committee in the 2010-12 Session on presumption of death (Cm 8377, published July 2012) that the Ministry of Justice...

    • Presumption of Death Act 2013

      The Presumption of Death Act 2013 received Royal Assent on 26 March 2013. Sections 9 and 15(4) of and schedule 1 to the Act (so far as they confer a power to make rules or regulations) and...

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • IPSA's Main Estimate (2013-14)

      Broxbourne: (Representing the Speaker’s Committee for the IPSA): The Speaker’s Committee for the IPSA is established under the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009. Under statute it must...

  • Transport

    • Motoring Services Strategy

      The Department for Transport is committed to delivering better quality and better value motoring services to the public and business. I am therefore pleased to announce today that a new single...

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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