Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Employment: Migrants

      My hon Friend the Minister of State for Immigration (Mark Harper) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: Last week we published proposals to regulate migrant access to health...

  • Defence

    • Scientific Advisory Council

      In accordance with Cabinet Office guidance on public bodies, I have launched a review of the Defence Scientific Advisory Council. This review will examine the Council’s form and function as...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Parliamentary Written Answer (Correction)

      I would like to inform the House that a written answer I gave on 18 March 2013, Official Report, column 372W to the hon. Member for Witham was incorrect. The hon. Member asked the Secretary of...

    • Managing Radioactive Waste Safely

      I am pleased to announce today the publication of the third annual report of the Government’s managing radioactive waste safely (MRWS) programme. The programme is focused on implementing...

      Fuel Poverty

      Today we published “Fuel Poverty: a framework for future action”, which sets out the Government’s intention to adopt a new, more accurate definition of fuel poverty. This...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Libya (Bilateral Support)

      On 19 June, my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, informed the House that at the G8 summit in Lough Erne, the United Kingdom, with other G8 nations, offered to train more than 7,000 troops...

  • Home Department

    • Civil Penalty Scheme

      Last week we published proposals to regulate migrant access to health services and prevent access by illegal migrants to privately rented accommodation, with measures to be taken forward in the...

  • Transport

    • Crossrail

      The Crossrail project has made significant progress over the last year and has now moved firmly into its main construction phase. There are currently around 8,000 people working at over 40...

    • Drug Driving

      In May 2012 the Government introduced primary legislation to Parliament that would create a new offence of driving with a specified controlled drug in the body above the specified limit for that...


      I can announce to the House today my decisions regarding safeguarding phase one of HS2—the route between London and Birmingham. Safeguarding directions protect the route of HS2 from...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Workplace Pension Reform

      I am pleased to announce that later today the Government will publish their response to the call for evidence on the impact of the annual contribution limit and transfer restrictions on the...

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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