Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 1 July 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Adult Care and Support

      My hon Friend the Minister of State, Department of Health (Norman Lamb) has made the following written ministerial statement. On Friday 28 June, the Government published draft national...

    • Climate Change: National Adaption Programme

      My Right Hon 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 I have today laid in...

      Health: Mitochondria Replacement

      My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Anna Soubry) has made the following written ministerial statement. We plan to publish for consultation in the...

      Industry Training Boards

      My Hon friend the Minister for Skills (Joint with Department for Education) (Matthew Hancock) is today making the following statement; The Coalition Government made a commitment to review public...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Industry Training Boards (Triennial Review)

      The coalition Government made a commitment to review public bodies, with the aim of increasing accountability for actions carried out on behalf of the state. The triennial review of the industry...

  • Treasury

    • ISA Qualifying Investments

      On 13 March the Government published a consultation on including shares traded on small and medium-sized enterprise equity markets within ISA qualifying investments. This consultation sought...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Planning and Travellers

      The coalition Government have taken a series of steps to ensure fair play in the planning system. We have tackled the abuse of planning rules by a small minority, abolished top-down targets,...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces Pay Review Body (Appointment)

      I am pleased to announce that the Prime Minister has appointed John Steele as the next chair of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body commencing 1 July 2013 until 28 February 2016. This appointment...

    • Corporate Covenant

      The armed forces covenant is a priority for the Government. It places an obligation on the whole of society—including government at all levels, charitable bodies, private organisations and...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

  • Health

    • Mitochondria Replacement

      We plan to publish for consultation in the autumn draft regulations to allow mitochondria replacement. These will be subject to full scrutiny from the public and Parliament. In anticipation of...

    • Care and Support System

      On Friday 28 June, the Government published draft national eligibility criteria, as part of a discussion document describing eligibility in the context of the new care and support system and...

  • Justice

    • Lasting Powers of Attorney (Digitisation)

      In the response to the consultation “Transforming the Services of the Office of the Public Guardian”, published on 23 January 2013, the Government said that they would consult...

    • Criminal Justice System (Digitisation)

      On 28 June I published “Transforming the CJS: A Strategy and Action Plan to Reform the Criminal Justice System”. The action plan builds on recent criminal justice reforms and...

  • Transport

    • Thameslink

      I would like to inform the House that a contract to design, build, finance and maintain a fleet of 1,140 new carriages for use on the Thameslink rail line has been awarded to Siemens plc and...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Pensions Charges

      I am pleased to announce that later today we intend to lay draft regulations to prevent the use of consultancy charges in automatic enrolment schemes. This will apply to both personal and...

    • Work Capability Assessment

      Today the Government will publish a call for evidence as part of the fourth independent review of the work capability assessment (WCA), carried out by Dr Paul Litchfield. The first three...

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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