Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 4 July 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Family Migration

      My hon Friend the Minister of State for Immigration (Mark Harper) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: This statement informs the House of changes to the Immigration Rules...

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      My Right Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Owen Paterson) has today made the following statement. Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is the most pressing animal...

      Drugs: Drug Paraphernalia

      My right hon Friend the Home Secretary (Theresa May) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: The Government has accepted the advice of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of...

      Health and Social Care: Corporate Accountability

      My hon Friend the Minister of State, Department of Health (Norman Lamb) has made the following written ministerial statement. I am announcing today the publication of the consultation on...

      Identity and Passport Service: Annual Report and Accounts

      My hon Friend the Minister of State for Immigration (Mark Harper) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: The Identity and Passport Service (now renamed Her Majesty’s...

      Leveson Inquiry

      My Rt Hon friend, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Maria Miller MP) has made the following statement: On 18 March 2013, we reached agreement about how we could deliver a new...

      UK Border Agency: Annual Report and Accounts

      My hon Friend the Minister of State for Immigration (Mark Harper) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: The UK Border Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2012-13 has been laid...

  • Cabinet Office

  • Treasury

    • Employee-ownership Sector

      At Budget 2013, the Government announced that they would provide £50 million annually from 2014-15 to support the employee-ownership sector. The Government are today publishing a...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Red Tape Challenge

      Further to the statement made by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Member for Grantham and Stamford (Nick Boles), the Minister with...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Leveson Update

      On 18 March 2013, we reached agreement about how we could deliver a new system of independent and robust self-regulation for the press as recommended in the report of Lord Justice Leveson. I...

  • Defence

    • Ofsted Annual Report (Armed Forces Initial Training)

      Today Ofsted publishes its fifth report on welfare and duty of care in armed forces initial training, copies of which I have placed in the Library of the House. Following visits to 10 armed...

    • Reserve Basing Statement Clarification

      Further to my announcement of 3 July about Reserves Forces and my associated written ministerial statement, Official Report, column 49WS, about “Army Reserve (Structure and Basing)”...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Funding of Political Parties

      Following the publication of the 13th report from the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) in November 2011, I convened discussions between the three main political parties to discuss...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is the most pressing animal health problem in the United Kingdom. The crisis facing our cattle farmers, their families and their communities cannot be overstated. Bovine...

  • Health

    • Strengthening Corporate Accountability

      I am announcing today the publication of the consultation on strengthening corporate accountability in health and social care. “Transforming care: A national response to Winterbourne View...

  • Home Department

    • Armed Forces Family Migration

      This statement informs the House of changes to the immigration rules affecting members of Her Majesty’s forces and their families, which will be laid before Parliament in September to come...

    • Drug Paraphernalia

      The Government have accepted the advice of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) to allow for the lawful provision of foil by drug treatment providers subject to the strict condition...

      Identity and Passport Service

      The Identity and Passport Service—now renamed Her Majesty’s Passport Office—annual report and accounts 2012-13 has been laid before the House today and copies are available in...

      UK Border Agency

      The UK Border Agency annual report and accounts 2012-13 has been laid before the House today. Copies will be made available in the Vote Office.

  • Justice

    • Coroners and Justice Act 2009

      Today I have published the Government’s response to the consultation on our plans for implementation of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, including new coroner rules and regulations and...

  • Transport

    • Motorcycle Test Review

      Following research into the safety and feasibility of a single event on-road motorcycle test, I am today announcing the conclusion of the motorcycle test review. The test review was commissioned...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Workplace Defined-contribution Pension Schemes

      I am pleased to announce that today the Government will publish a call for evidence into quality standards in workplace defined-contribution pension schemes. Automatic enrolment will lead to 6...

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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