Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Correction to Lords Written Answer

      I wish to inform the House that an error has been identified in the written answer given to Baroness Brinton on 5 August 2013, Official Report, Summer Recess 2013, Written Answers and...

    • EU: Foreign Affairs Council

      My Rt. Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has made the following statement. The EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) will take place in Luxembourg on 18 October...

      EU: Justice and Home Affairs

      The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council was held on 7 and 8 October in Luxembourg. My Right Honourable Friend the Secretary of State for Justice (Chris Grayling MP) and the Under Secretary...

      EU: Red Tape

      My Rt Hon Friend, the Minister of State for Business and Energy (Michael Fallon) has made the following statement. Well designed and proportionate EU legislation benefits the economy, for example...

      Office of the Public Guardian

      The Government is today publishing a consultation paper seeking views on the next phase of our proposals to transform the services provided by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). This...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Foreign Affairs Council

      The EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) will take place in Luxembourg on 18 October 2013. My noble Friend Lord Green will represent the UK on all the issues on the agenda. The substantive items...

    • Business-led Taskforce on EU Regulation (Report)

      Well designed and proportionate EU legislation benefits the economy, for example by eliminating outstanding barriers to the single market. But imposing unnecessary regulatory burdens on business...

  • Treasury

    • ECOFIN (13-14 September)

      An informal meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council was held in Vilnius on 13- 14 September 2013. Ministers discussed the following items: Working lunch for ECOFIN members There was...

    • ECOFIN (15 October)

      A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council will be held in Luxembourg on 15 October 2013. The following items are on the agenda to be discussed. Current legislative proposals The...

      Tax Information Exchange (Oriental Republic of Uruguay)

      A tax information exchange agreement (TIEA) with the Oriental Republic of Uruguay was signed on 14 October 2013. The text of the TIEA has been deposited in the Libraries of both Houses and will...

  • Defence

    • HMS Illustrious

      On 10 September 2012, Official Report,column 1WS, I announced plans to preserve the legacy of the Royal Navy’s Invincible class aircraft carriers. HMS Illustrious, the last of these three...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Foreign Affairs Council/General Affairs Council

      The 30 September General Affairs Council (GAC) focused on cohesion policy and the preparation for the 24- 25 October European Council. I also provided the Ministers of the GAC with an update on...

    • Private Security Providers Association Launch

      The UK is, along with the USA, a global leader in the private security company (PSC) market. Legitimate PSCs, working to high standards, are vital to the protection of diplomatic missions and the...

  • Home Department

    • Justice and Home Affairs Council

      The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council and the Eastern Partnership ministerial meeting was held on 7 and 8 October in Luxembourg. My right hon. Friend the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Office for Nuclear Regulation

      The Department for Work and Pensions has obtained approval for an advance from the Contingencies Fund of £550,000 to implement shared services (HR, finance and procurement) for the Office...

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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