Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 29 July 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Baroness Thatcher: Funeral

      On 25 April 2013 the Cabinet Office published an estimate of the costs of Baroness Thatcher’s funeral, and confirmed that the final amount of public money spent would be published before...

    • Child Maintenance

      Today I can confirm that the Government is opening up the 2012 child maintenance statutory scheme, administered by the Child Maintenance Service, to a larger group of new applicants. This...


      The Department for Communities and Local Government is today publishing new planning practice guidance for renewable and low carbon energy and, for consultation, reforms to waste planning policy....

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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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