Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 21 October 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Children and Families Bill

      My honourable Friend Secretary of State for Education (Rt Hon Michael Gove MP) made the following announcement: I am proposing an amendment to the Children and Families Bill that will place a...

    • EU: Balance of Competences Review

      My Rt. Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Dr Vince Cable) has made the following statement. I wish to inform both Houses that following my Rt. Hon. Friend The...

      Human Trafficking

      My hon Friend the Minister for Security (James Brokenshire) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: The second annual report of the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on...

      Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

      My rt hon Friend the Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice (Damian Green) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: My rt hon Friend the Home Secretary has today...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Balance of Competences (Review)

      I wish to inform both Houses that following my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs’ oral statement launching the review of the balance of...

  • Treasury

    • Balance of Competences (Review)

      HM Treasury has today published two calls for evidence as part of the Government’s review of the balance of competences, which is looking at what the EU does and how it affects the UK. The...

  • Education

    • Children and Families Bill

      I am proposing an amendment to the Children and Families Bill that will place a clear requirement on all types of state schools to make arrangements for supporting pupils at the school who have...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Balance of Competences (Review)

      I wish to inform the House that, further to the Foreign Secretary’s oral statement launching the review of the balance of competences on 12 July 2012 and the written ministerial statements...

  • Home Department

    • PACE (Codes of Practice Revision)

      My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has today laid an order under section 67(7A) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (‘PACE’) which brings into operation amended versions...

  • Justice

    • Balance of Competences (Review)

      I wish to inform the House that, further to the Foreign Secretary’s oral statement launching the review of the balance of competences in July 2012 and the written statements on the progress...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      Later today the Government’s response to the consultation on the moving around activity within the assessment for personal independence payment (PIP) will be published on the gov.uk...

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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