Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 15 July 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Automotive Industry

      My Rt. Hon Friend, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Dr Vince Cable), has today made the following statement; The Government has today published “Driving success...

    • Companies: Transparency and Trust

      My Rt. Hon Friend, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Dr Vince Cable), has today made the following statement; Today I am publishing a discussion paper which sets out a...

      Competition and Markets Authority

      My Rt. Hon Friend, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Dr Vince Cable), has today made the following statement; I am today announcing that I have launched a consultation...

      Employment Law

      My Hon Friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs (Jo Swinson), has today made the following statement; The Coalition Government made a...

      EU: Agriculture and Fisheries Council

      My Right Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Owen Paterson) has today made the following statement. The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council is on Monday...

      EU: Health Council

      My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Health (Anna Soubry) has made the following written ministerial statement. EU Health Ministers met in Vilnius, in...

      Health: Learning Disabilities

      My hon Friend the Minister of State, Department of Health (Norman Lamb) has made the following written ministerial statement. I have today published the Department of Health's second progress...

      National Forest Company

      My Hon Friend the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food (David Heath) has today made the following statement. Today I am announcing a Triennial Review of the National Forest Company. The...

      NHS: Liverpool Care Pathway

      My hon Friend the Minister of State, Department of Health (Norman Lamb) has made the following written ministerial statement. The Independent Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway has been...

      Ordnance Survey: Performance Targets

      My Rt. Hon Friend, the Minister of State for Business and Enterprise (Michael Fallon), has today made the following statement. I am today announcing that performance targets have been agreed for...

      Powers of Entry

      The Protection of Freedoms Act (POFA) 2012 requires Ministers across Government to undertake a review of powers of entry over a two year period due to conclude in early 2014. The Act requires...

      Smoking: Tobacco Products

      My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Health (Jeremy Hunt) has made the following written ministerial statement. The Government has today published Consultation on the standardised...

      Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill

      I have made a statement under Section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998 that, in my view, the provisions of the Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimate) Bill are compatible with the...

  • Treasury

    • Ecofin

      A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council was held in Brussels on 9 July 2013. The following items were discussed. Presentation of the Lithuanian Presidency Work Programme The...

    • Northern Rock (Asset Management) plc

      On 11 December 2012, I informed Parliament via a written ministerial statement— Official Report, column 20WS, that UK Asset Resolution (UKAR) had identified a pool of unsecured loans in...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Competition and Markets Authority

      I am today announcing that I have launched a consultation on a draft ministerial statement of strategic priorities for the soon-to-be-created Competition and Markets Authority and a first tranche...

    • Ordnance Survey

      I am today announcing that performance targets have been agreed for Ordnance Survey for the period 2013-14. Ordnance Survey will report externally against these targets as is required of all...

      Company Ownership (Transparency and Trust)

      Today I am publishing a discussion paper which sets out a range of proposals to enhance the transparency of UK company ownership and increase trust in UK business. These measures will help...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Arms Trade Treaty

      The campaign for the arms trade treaty has enjoyed the strong support of Members in both Houses for over seven years. From before the first diplomatic conference in July, 2012 through to the...

    • Hong Kong (Sino/British Joint Declaration)

      The latest report on the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong was published today. Copies have been placed in the Library of the House. A copy of the report is also...

  • Health

    • Liverpool Care Pathway

      The independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway has been published today. I commissioned this review in January 2013 in response to concerns raised by patients, families, carers and a number...

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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