Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 12 September 2013

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Royal Mail

      On 10 July, I laid a report in Parliament and made a statement, Official Report, column 361, setting out the Government’s plans to float Royal Mail shares on the London Stock Exchange via...

  • Treasury

    • City Deal

      Following the successful completion of the first wave of city deals in July 2012 with the “core cities”, the Government committed to work with a further 20 cities and their wider...

    • Banking Act 2009 Reporting

      The Treasury has laid before the House of Commons a report required under section 231 of the Banking Act 2009 covering the period from 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013. Copies of the document...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Historic Royal Palaces (Borrowing Facility)

      The departmental minute laid today is in respect of an extension to the period whereby Government act as guarantor on behalf of historic royal palaces (HRP) for a borrowing facility of up to...

  • Education

    • Education Reform (Schools)

      On 8 July 2013, I launched a statutory one-month consultation seeking representations on the draft legislative order—The Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Radioactive Waste (Site Selection)

      I am today launching a public consultation on the site selection aspects of the managing radioactive waste safely (MRWS) programme. The consultation follows a call for evidence earlier in the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • EU Foreign Ministers Meeting

      My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs attended the informal Foreign Ministers meeting on 6 and 7 September in Vilnius, Lithuania. The informal format...

  • Health

    • Information Sharing (Caldicott Review)

      Today I am publishing the Government’s response to Dame Fiona Caldicott’s review of information sharing. This review was recommended by the Future Forum on information which reported...

    • University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust

      University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust (UHMBT) has been the subject of scrutiny for a number of years, following the high number of serious untoward incidents in its maternity and neonatal...

  • Home Department

    • Alcohol Licensing Consultation

      A consultation on enabling targeted, local alternatives to personal licences to sell alcohol has been launched today. The system of personal licences is intended to ensure that alcohol is sold...

    • UN Firearms Protocol

      The UK has opted into the draft Council decision to approve, on behalf of the EU, the UN firearms protocol against the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and...

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme/Sector-based Scheme

      The seasonal agricultural workers scheme (SAWS) allows fruit and vegetable growers to employ migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania as seasonal workers for up to six months at a time. It will...

      Terrorism Prevention and Investigation

      Section 19(1) of the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011 (the Act) requires the Secretary of State to report to Parliament as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Omagh Bomb (Inquiry)

      After consultation and careful consideration, I have decided not to instigate a public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the bombing in Omagh on 15 August 1998. This morning, I informed...

  • Transport

    • HS2

      The Department for Transport is today beginning a period of public consultation on long-term property compensation measures for phase 1 of HS2. HS2 is set to become a vital part of...

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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