Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 22 July 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Agri-tech Strategy

      Today the Government has published our strategy on agri-tech. The UK’s entire agri-food supply chain, from agriculture to final retailing and catering is estimated to contribute £96bn,...

    • Employment: Work Capability Assessments

      The Department for Work and Pensions is committed to continually reviewing and improving the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) process, to ensure that it is as responsive to the needs of claimants...

      EU: Balance of Competences Review

      I wish to update the House on the progress of the Balance of Competences Review launched by the Foreign Secretary in July 2012. I am pleased to inform the House that the first set of reports have...

      Housing: Social Housing

      I am publishing today, for consultation, a draft stock transfer manual which will set out the process for housing stock transfer and the criteria local authorities will need to meet where they...

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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