Written Ministerial Statements

Friday, 13 September 2013

  • Treasury

    • Aggregates Levy (Investigation)

      On 1 August 2013 the UK Government received notification from the European Commission that it had decided to open a formal investigation in relation to certain exemptions, exclusions and tax...

    • Payroll Giving

      The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, my hon. Friend the hon. Member for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner (Mr Hurd), with responsibility for civil society and I, are pleased to announce that...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Contract Liabilities

      I wish to inform the House of spending that the Government have been forced to undertake as a result of poor decisions made by the last Administration. The Department for Communities and Local...

  • Defence

    • Unsolicited Mail at Christmas

      I wish to inform the House about the annual campaign to discourage unsolicited mail that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) will be running in the lead up to Christmas (which is 103 days from 13...

    • Spectrum Release

      Following my written ministerial statement on 17 December 2012, Official Report, column 71WS, I can confirm to the House that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is preparing to release radio...

      Medical Implications of Less Lethal Weapons

      I am today announcing the start of the triennial review of the Scientific Advisory Committee on the medical implications of less lethal weapons (SACMILL). Triennial reviews are part of the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan (Monthly Progress Report)

      I wish to inform the House that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, together with the Ministry of Defence and the Department for International Development, is today publishing the 30th progress...

  • Justice

    • Defamation and Privacy Claims (Costs Protection)

      I am today announcing the publication of “Costs Protection in defamation and privacy claims: the Government’s proposals”. Following the publication of Lord Justice...

    • Judicial Diversity Taskforce

      The judicial diversity taskforce has today published its third annual progress report, which details the progress the taskforce has made in addressing the 53 recommendations of the advisory panel...

      Parliamentary Written Answer (Correction)

      I regret to inform the House, because of an administrative error within my Department, the written answer given to the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas) on 10 September 2013,...

      Hague Convention (Austria and Malta Accession)

      The Government have decided to opt in to the proposed Council decision authorising Austria and Malta to accede to the 1965 Hague convention on the service abroad of judicial and extra-judicial...

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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