Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Health: Personal Health Budgets

      My hon Friend the Minister of State, Department of Health (Norman Lamb) has made the following written ministerial statement. In October 2011, the Government announced that people receiving NHS...

    • Health: Regenerative Medicine

      I would like to inform the House, together with my Rt Hon Friend the Minister of State for Universities and Science (Mr David Willetts), that the Government Response to the House of Lords Science...

      Immigration: Registered Travellers

      My hon Friend the Minister for Immigration (Mark Harper) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: On 24 September 2013, Border Force launched a Registered Traveller scheme....

      Serious and Organised Crime Strategy

      My right hon Friend the Home Secretary (Theresa May) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: On 7 October, I published a new cross-Government strategy for tackling serious...

  • Treasury

    • Loan to Ireland

      I would like to update the House on the loan to Ireland. Ireland completed the 10th quarterly review of its International Monetary Fund and European Union programme of financial assistance on 9...

    • Public Service Pension Reform

      The interim report of the Independent Public Service Pensions Commission (IPSPC) found that current pension structures, combined with fair deal requirements, are a barrier to plurality of public...

      Help to Buy

      The Government are committed to supporting people who aspire to become homeowners. Since the financial crisis, increased deposit requirements and falling equity values have left many hardworking...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation

      I wish to inform the House of steps that my Department is taking to protect taxpayers’ interests and ensure probity in the spending of public money. As part of the coalition...

    • Conference Recess (Department's Work)

      I would like to update hon. Members on the main items of business undertaken by my Department since the House rose for conference recess on 13 September. Supporting shoppers and local shops We...

  • Defence

    • Director of Service Prosecutions

      Under section 364 of the Armed Forces Act 2006 the Director of Service Prosecutions is appointed by Her Majesty the Queen. The term of the current incumbent, Bruce Houlder QC, comes to an end on...

    • “Scotland Analysis: Defence”

      The UK Government have today published the sixth paper in its Scotland analysis programme, “Scotland analysis: Defence”. This series of publications is designed to inform the debate...

  • Education

    • Children and Families Bill

      I am proposing an amendment to the Children and Families Bill that will make significant changes to the legislation regarding young carers. This is in line with the commitment made on Commons...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Smart Meters

      I am pleased to announce that four companies have signed contracts to establish and operate the Data and Communications Company (DCC) providing the shared infrastructure needed for energy...

    • Coal Authority

      I am today announcing the start of the triennial review of the Coal Authority. Triennial reviews are part of the Government’s commitment to ensuring that non-departmental public bodies...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Westgate Shopping Centre: Terrorist Attack

      I would like to inform the House about the Government’s response following the terrorist attack on the Westgate shopping centre in the Westlands area of Nairobi between 21 and 24...

  • Health

    • Personal Health Budgets

      In October 2011, the Government announced that people receiving NHS continuing health care (NHS CHC) would have the “right to ask” for a personal health budget (PHB), including a...

  • Home Department

    • Registered Travellers

      On 24 September 2013, Border Force launched a registered traveller scheme. Registered traveller will be beneficial to high value, regular travellers to the UK and have a positive impact on...

    • Serious and Organised Crime Strategy

      On 7 October, I published a new cross-Government strategy for tackling serious and organised crime. Its publication coincides with the formal establishment of the new National Crime Agency...

  • Justice

    • Parliamentary Written Answer (Correction)

      I regret to inform the House that a written answer I gave on 2 September 2013, Official Report, column 218W, to the hon. Member for Shipley (Philip Davies) was incorrect. The hon. Member asked...

    • Trusts (Capital and Income) Act 2013

      In a written ministerial statement of 14 March 2013, Official Report, column 27WS, my hon. Friend the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, the Member for Maidstone and The Weald (Mrs...

  • Transport

    • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      I am today announcing a review of the way in which the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) delivers services to its customers. This includes services to motorists, businesses, the police,...

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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