Written Ministerial Statements

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Autism

      My hon Friend the Minister of State, Department of Health (Norman Lamb) has made the following written ministerial statement. In line with duties under the Autism Act 2009, the Department of...

    • Devolution: Wales

      My Rt. Hon Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury has today issued the following Written Ministerial Statement. The first report of the Commission on Devolution in Wales made 33...

      Disclosure and Barring Service: Annual Report and Accounts

      My hon Friend the Minister of State for Crime Prevention (Jeremy Browne) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: The 2012-13 Annual Report and Accounts for the Disclosure and...

      Education: Primary School Assessments

      My Rt hon. Friend the Minister of State for Schools (David Laws MP) made the following announcement: “Launch of consultation on primary assessment and accountability. I am pleased to...

      Embryology

      My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Anna Soubry) has made the following written ministerial statement. The Department of Health is today publishing...

      Freedom of Information Act

      The Government will today issue, under section 45 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a new Code of Practice in relation to the release and reuse of datasets under FOIA. It supplements but...

      Northern Ireland: Security

      My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Theresa Villiers) has made the following Ministerial Statement: Following the decision by the UK and Irish Governments to wind-up the...

      Office for Budget Responsibility: Fiscal Sustainability

      My Rt. Hon Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: Today the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) published its third...

      Prosecutions: Concurrent Jurisdiction

      My Rt. Hon Friend the Attorney General has made the following written ministerial statement: The Attorney General (Dominic Grieve): The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has today published...

      Terrorism Act 2000 and Part 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006: Annual Report

      My right hon Friend the Home Secretary (Theresa May) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: Mr David Anderson QC has completed his third annual report as the statutory...

      Traineeships

      My Hon friend the Minister for Skills (Joint with Department for Education) (Matthew Hancock) is today making the following statement; As part of plans to reform the education and skills systems...

  • Attorney-General

    • Concurrent Jurisdiction

      The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has today published the final guidelines to prosecutors on decision making in certain cases involving concurrent jurisdiction. The guidelines, which take...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Traineeships (16 to 24-year-olds)

      As part of plans to reform the education and skills systems we need better support for young people aged 16 to 24 who are focused on securing an apprenticeship or sustainable job. Traineeships...

  • Cabinet Office

  • Treasury

    • Alcohol Fraud

      I can inform the House that the Government are today publishing the response to the 2012 consultation on legislative measures to tackle alcohol fraud. Alcohol fraud is a serious problem which...

    • Commission on Devolution in Wales

      The first report of the Commission on Devolution in Wales made 33 recommendations to increase the financial accountability of the National Assembly for Wales and the Welsh Government. After...

      Fiscal Sustainability

      Today the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) published its third fiscal sustainability report (FSR). This document meets its requirement to prepare an analysis of the...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Recall of MPs

      The coalition programme for Government included a clear commitment to establish a power of recall, allowing voters to force a by-election where an MP is found to have engaged in serious...

  • Education

    • Primary Assessment and Accountability

      I am pleased to announce today the launch of our consultation on primary assessment and accountability. We believe it is crucial that as many children as possible should leave primary school...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • New Nuclear Power Stations (Community Benefits)

      The Department of Energy and Climate change is today announcing a package of benefits for the communities that host any new nuclear power stations. The new nuclear programme will substantially...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Foreign Affairs Council

      My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs will attend the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) on 22 July in Brussels. The FAC will be chaired by the High...

    • International Criminal Court

      Today is World day of International Criminal Justice. I take this opportunity to reiterate the Government’s strong support of global efforts to tackle impunity and bring those responsible...

      President U Thein Sein of Burma (Visit)

      From 14 to 16 July Burma’s President Thein Sein visited the United Kingdom for discussions with the Prime Minister, the Defence Secretary, the Secretary of State for International...

  • Health

    • HFEA and HTA (Government Response)

      The Department of Health is today publishing Government response to the independent report, “Review of the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority and the Human Tissue...

    • 2010 Adult Autism Strategy for England

      In line with duties under the Autism Act 2009, the Department of Health is currently leading a review of progress in relation to the 2010 adult autism strategy for England “Fulfilling and...

  • Home Department

    • Disclosure and Barring Service (Annual Report)

      The 2012-13 annual report and accounts for the Disclosure and Barring Service for the four-month period from 1 December 2012 to 31 March 2013 is being laid before the House today and published...

    • Terrorism Acts

      Mr David Anderson QC has completed his third annual report as the statutory independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, on the operation of the Terrorism Act 2000 and part 1 of the Terrorism...

  • Justice

  • Northern Ireland

    • Security Situation

      Following the decision by the UK and Irish Governments to wind up the Independent Monitoring Commission in 2011, my predecessor made a commitment to provide bi-annual updates to the House on the...

  • Transport

    • High Speed Rail (Phase 2 Update)

      Today I am beginning a period of public consultation on the proposed route for phase 2. This is the route the new high-speed line will take from the west midlands to Manchester and Leeds, with...

  • Work and Pensions

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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