Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 18 July 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Action Fraud

      My hon Friend the Minister of State for Crime Prevention (Jeremy Browne) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: Action Fraud, run by the National Fraud Authority (an...

    • Adult Care and Support: Funding

      My hon Friend the Minister of State, Department of Health (Norman Lamb) has made the following written ministerial statement. Today we are publishing a significant consultation that looks at the...

      Correction to Lords Grand Committee

      I would like to inform the House that in the debate for the Grand Committee consideration of the Energy bill on 11 July 2013, Official Report GC 185, I spoke incorrectly and noted that,...

      Elderly People: Demographic Change

      My hon Friend the Minister of State, Department of Health (Norman Lamb) has made the following written ministerial statement. We have today laid before Parliament Government Response to the House...

      Europol

      My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Security (James Brokenshire) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: The Government has decided at this time not...

      Health: Francis Inquiry

      My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Health (Mr Jeremy Hunt) has made the following written ministerial statement. Robert Francis QC published his Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS...

      HGV Road User Levy Bill

      I am today correcting a figure that I quoted during Second Reading of the HGV Road User Levy Bill in the House of Lords on Thursday 7 February 2013. There will be significantly fewer vehicles...

      Intelligence and Security Committee Report

      My Rt Hon Friend the Prime Minister has made the following statement: On 6 June I laid before Parliament a report of the Intelligence and Security Committee entitled “Foreign Involvement...

      Interception of Communications Commissioner, Intelligence Services Commissioner and Chief Surveillance: Annual Reports

      My Rt Hon Friend the Prime Minister has made the following statement: I have today laid before both Houses copies of the latest annual reports from the Commissioners appointed by me to keep under...

      Local Authorities: Health Issues

      My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Health (Anna Soubry) has made the following written ministerial statement. We have today laid before Parliament Government...

      NHS: Modernisation

      My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Health (Jeremy Hunt) has made the following written ministerial statement. The Government’s estimates of the costs and benefits of implementing...

      Questions for Written Answer: Summer Recess

      It has been agreed through the usual channels that the two dates for tabling Questions for Written Answer during the Summer Recess this year will be Monday 2 September and Monday 30 September....

  • Treasury

    • Business Premises Renovation Allowances

      The business premises renovation allowances (BPRA) scheme provides 100% capital allowances for the capital costs of converting or renovating empty business property in certain disadvantaged areas...

  • Education

    • Targeted Capital Funding for New School Places

      Today I am announcing the outcome of the applications to the targeted basic need programme. The programme was launched in March this year to provide additional funding for school places in areas...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Electricity Market Reform

      The Government yesterday published for consultation the draft electricity market reform (EMR) delivery plan. As laid out in my 27 June statement, Official Report, column 12WS,EMR is a central...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Safeguarding British Businesses Overseas

      Since the launch of the FCO’s Charter for Business in May 2010, the FCO has made supporting British business abroad one of its core activities to help build Britain’s prosperity. This...

  • Health

    • NHS Modernisation (Costs and Benefits)

      The Government’s estimates of the costs and benefits of implementing policies in the Health and Social Care Act were contained in the “Coordinating document for the Impact Assessments...

    • Francis Inquiry (Costs)

      Robert Francis QC published his “Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry” on 6 February 2013. The public inquiry report looked at the roles and...

      Public Service and Demographic Change

      We have today laid before Parliament “Government Response to the House Of Lords Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change report “Ready for Ageing?” (Cm 8677). This...

      Public Health (Local Authorities)

      We have today laid before Parliament “Government Response to the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee Eighth Report of Session 2012-13: The Role of Local Authorities...

      Caring and Support Consultation

      Today we are publishing a significant consultation that looks at the practical detail of implementing our reforms to what and how people pay for their care and support. We have published plans...

  • Home Department

    • Europol Regulation

      The Government have decided at this time not to opt in to the European Commission’s proposal for a Europol regulation which would establish the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement...

    • Action Fraud

      Action Fraud, run by the National Fraud Authority (an executive agency of the Home Office), now receives all reports of fraud on behalf of all police forces in England and Wales. Between November...

  • Prime Minister

  • Transport

    • Intercity Express Programme

      I have decided to exercise an option that was contained in the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) contract, signed in July 2012 with Agility Trains, a consortium made up of Hitachi and John Laing....

    • HGV Road User Levy Bill

      I am today correcting a figure that I quoted during the Ways and Means resolution debate on the HGV Road User Levy Bill, on Tuesday 23 October 2012, and during the Second Reading debate on...

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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