Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Animals in Scientific Procedures: Statistics

      The “Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals—Great Britain—2012” (HC 549), was laid before the House today. Copies will be available in the Vote Office and...

    • Children: Childcare

      My hon. Friend Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare (Elizabeth Truss) has made the following announcement. Today the Government is publishing More affordable...

      Defence: Trident Replacement Programme

      My Rt Hon Friend the Prime Minister has made the following statement: In the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the Government confirmed its commitment to maintaining a continuous...

      Disabled People: Access to Work

      This Government is committed to increasing the number of disabled people in employment and building on the important work of Liz Sayce to improve and strengthen the Access to Work scheme. Last...

      Marine Environment: Conservation Zones

      My Hon Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Natural Environment and Fisheries (Richard Benyon) has today made the following statement. Today the Government is publishing a summary of...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

      My Rt Hon friend, the Minister for Sport and Tourism (Rt Hon Hugh Robertson MP) has made the following statement: In our final Quarterly Report on the Games, published in October 2012, I said...

      Prosecutions: Disclosure-handling

      My Rt. Hon Friend the Attorney-General (Dominic Grieve) has made the following written ministerial statement. On 26 January 2012, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC announced...

      Terrorism: Finance

      Under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (”TAFA 2010”), the Treasury is required to report to Parliament, quarterly, on its operation of the UK’s asset freezing regime...

      Trees: Disease

      My Right Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Owen Paterson) has today made the following statement. In my statement to the House on 20 May 2013, I...

      War Crimes

      My hon Friend the Minister of State for Immigration (Mark Harper) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: I have made the Equality (War Crimes etc.) Arrangements 2013 and the...

  • Attorney-General

    • R v Mouncher and Others (Disclosure Handling)

      On 26 January 2012, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, announced that he had asked Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Inspectorate (HMCPSI) to consider the way in which the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • National Fraud Initiative

      I am today announcing that the Cabinet Office intends to take over hosting of the Audit Commission’s National Fraud Initiative (NFI) subject to the passage of the Local Audit and...

  • Treasury

    • National Insurance Contributions Bill

      HM Revenue and Customs has published a draft National Insurance Contributions Bill. I am placing copies of the draft Bill and accompanying documents in the Libraries of both Houses.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • LOCOG and Public Sector Funding

      In our final quarterly report on the games, published in October 2012, I said that the funds from the Olympic budget are still necessary in the transformation phase so we cannot provide an...

  • Defence

    • MOD Annual Report and Accounts

      I am today publishing the Ministry of Defence’s annual report and accounts 2012-13. It provides a comprehensive overview of the Department’s financial performance for the year,...

    • Astute Boat 6

      I am pleased to announce that the Astute class submarine hull 6 is to be named HMS Agamemnon. The boat is expected to join HMS Astute, HMS Ambush, HMS Artful, HMS Audacious and HMS Anson in...

      Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors

      On 22 March 2013, I announced to Parliament through a written ministerial statement, Official Report, column 60WS, the commencement of the triennial review of the Advisory Committee on...

      National Employer Advisory Board

      In June 2012, I announced in Parliament through a written ministerial statement, the commencement of the triennial review of the National Employer Advisory Board (NEAB). I am now pleased to...

      Tri-Service Recruit Trainee Survey 2012

      Today I am publishing the 2012 recruit trainee survey annual report. All recruits and trainees passing through phase 1 and 2 training are offered the opportunity to participate in the survey,...

      Service Police Crime Statistics and Analysis Cell

      During the debate on the Military Justice System that was held in Westminster Hall on 31 January 2013, I put on record my commitment to produce the most accurate information possible relating to...

  • Education

    • More Affordable Childcare

      Today the Government are publishing “More affordable childcare”, which sets out our plans for improving the supply of affordable child care. Reliable and affordable child care is...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Marine Conservation Zones and Marine Planning

      Today the Government are publishing a summary of responses to the consultation on creating a series of marine conservation zones (MCZs) around our coast and the Marine Management Organisation is...

    • Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Taskforce

      In my statement to the House on 20 May 2013, Official Report, column 54WS, I announced the publication of the final report of the tree health and plant biosecurity taskforce. I set out the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan (Monthly Progress Report)

      I wish to inform the House that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, together with the Ministry of Defence and the Department for International Development, is today publishing the 29th progress...

    • British Council (Annual Report)

      Copies of the British Council’s annual report and accounts for the 2012-13 financial year have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses. It can also be found at the British...

      British Council (Triennial Review)

      The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will shortly commence a triennial review of the British Council. It is Government policy that all Government Departments are required to review all their...

      Gifting of Chemical Weapons Protective Equipment (Syria)

      As I told the House on 10 July, Official Report, column 377, we are faced with a growing and protracted crisis in Syria. We have to be prepared to do more to save lives. There is evidence of...

      Marshall Aid Commemorative Commission (Triennial Review)

      The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will today publish the report of the triennial review of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission (MACC), which I launched in March this year. The review...

      Great Britain China Centre (Triennial Review)

      The triennial review of the Great Britain China Centre (GBCC) has now been completed. This review concluded that the GBCC has specific and valuable China expertise which benefits Government. The...

  • Home Department

    • British Citizenship Applications (War Crimes)

      I have made the Equality (War Crimes etc.) Arrangements 2013 and the Race Relations (Northern Ireland) (War Crimes etc.) Arrangements 2013 to enable the Minister to subject applications from...

    • EU Directive (Categories of Migrants)

      The Government have decided not to opt in at this stage to the Commission’s proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the conditions of entry and residence...

  • Justice

    • Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

      On Friday 30 November 2012, I made a written statement to Parliament— Official Report, column 39WS, announcing the triennial review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. I am...

    • Powers of Attorney (Fees)

      In October 2011, the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) increased its fees for Powers of Attorney (LPA) applications to enable it to deliver its transformation programme. A key aspect of this...

      Deaths of Service Personnel Overseas (Inquests)

      The Minister for the Armed Forces, my right hon. Friend the Member for South Leicestershire (Mr Robathan) and I now make our latest quarterly statement to the House on progress with inquests...

      Law Commission (Triennial Review)

      I have today published the report of stage 1 of the triennial review of the Law Commission. I have placed a copy in the Library. I have taken the unusual step of publishing the stage 1 report in...

      Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (Triennial Review)

      Today, I have published the report of stage 1 of the triennial review of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB). I have placed a copy in the Library. I have taken the unusual step of...

  • Prime Minister

    • Trident Alternatives Review

      In the 2010 strategic defence and security review, the Government confirmed their commitment to maintaining a continuous submarine-based deterrent and to beginning the work of replacing their...

  • Transport

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work

      This Government are committed to increasing the number of disabled people in employment and building on the important work of Liz Sayce to improve and strengthen the Access to Work scheme. Last...

    • Equality 2025

      In accordance with the Cabinet Office’s guidance on public bodies a triennial review of the Equality 2025 advisory board (EQ2025) has been undertaken. It examined whether the functions 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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